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EAGLE PHOTOS

onyx

ONYX, Verreaux’s Eagle

Onyx was hatched at SIA, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative and he is one of the first Verreaux Eagles to be hatched in the Western hemisphere. Through our partnership with SIA and their amazing international breeding and conservation programs we are honored to add this rare eagle to our education programs.  There are very few of these raptors in the US, making Onyx a key ambassador for worldwide eagle conservation.

Hatched: 4/26/2018, Arrived: 5/25/2018

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thakan

THAKAN,  Martial Eagle

Thakan is a male Martial Eagle that was imported from Tanzania. After several years with another facility he was sent to Hawk Creek from Sia in Oklahoma. He has joined the Center to become an international educational ambassador for his species, one of the largest eagles in Africa, as well as to promote worldwide eagle conservation. We hope to acquire a mate for him in the future so that he can help to boost this declining species’ population.

Hatched: 5/1/2001, Arrived: 6/2015

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ONE WING,  Bald Eagle

This adult female Bald Eagle, One Wing, was used for target practice and was shot from a telephone pole in Oklahoma. She broke three bones in her wing and is unable to fly. She spent 18 months in New Mexico at an eagle hospital, was deemed non-releasable, and then was sent to Hawk Creek. This majestic creature had stolen from her exactly what she is a symbol of—freedom. One Wing was the inspiration for our Walk with the Eagles™ sanctuary, and is a daily reminder that our work here is not done.

Hatched: 5/1/1990, Arrived: 3/26/1992

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 tunkashila-bad eagle

MAVERICK,  Bald Eagle

Maverick is a male bald eagle that had been found on the ground after being electrocuted. His feet were swollen with wounds so severe, the young bird could not stand. Maverick sustained additional injuries that caused him to be completely blind in his right eye. The Florida facility that found him treated the injuries to his feet, however the eagle did not regain full use of them. Between his impaired vision and his permanent foot damage, he will never be able to survive in the wild again.

Est Hatch: 5/1/2017       Arrived: 9/20/2018

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freedom-bad eagle

GRYPHON,  Bald Eagle

Gryphon was found as a young bird tangled in discarded fishing line in MO. The line had wrapped around his wings and feet, causing him to lose a toe and suffer permanent damage to wings, which prevents him from flying properly. Since bald eagles predominantly eat fish, discarded fishing line is a common threat that they face in the wild.

Est. Hatched:  5/1/2006      Arrived:  4/28/2017

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APACHE,  Golden Eagle

Apache was found as a fledgling below her nest by a rancher, assuming she was simply learning how to fly the rancher left her alone. A week later she was still in the same spot – risking the wrath of the protective parents above, the rancher scooped up Apache and took her to a rehabilitator in WY. This beautiful bird had suffered a floating fracture in her wing when she was a nestling that left her bones bent and her incapable of flying.

.Estimated Hatch Date:  5/1/2016,    Arrived: 4/11/2015

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CANYON,   Golden Eagle

Canyon, a male Golden Eagle was hit by a plane in Moab, Utah. He miraculously did not have any broken bones; however, he did sustain permanent nerve damage to his left wing, which makes him unable to fly. The golden eagle is the most powerful avian predator in the United States and is found primarily in remote mountainous regions. Due to habitat loss, their population is rapidly declining.

Estimated Hatch Date: 11/1/1990, Arrived as an Adult: 11/28/1995

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