“We are eagles of one nest…the nest is in our soul.” – Led Zeppelin
Minnesota Trail at Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota: This bald eagle was found in Wisconsin in 1997 suffering from lead poisoning and a broken wing. By the time she arrived at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center, her wing injury was deemed old and had already healed in a way that limited her flight – making her non-releasable into the wild. She arrived at the Zoo a year later, and today is a mature raptor in her early twenties! This eagle enjoys her treetop perch and tasty enrichment treats given by her amazing team of dedicated caregivers.
Photo Credit: ©2017 Jessica L. Navratil