This Golden Eagle is Teton Raptor Center's first patient of 2019. He made his way to Teton Raptor Center via the Raptor Rescue Network by a relay of two different "RRN" volunteers who made the journey from Casper to Wilson! He was admitted due to a suspected car or fence strike, afterwards he was found on the side of the road. This collision caused bruising on his wings, and a dislocated right elbow. While dislocations can be difficult to treat in birds, shortly after admittance the elbow was re-aligned, a very rare occurrence! With a lot of rest and limited contact, the staff hope to release this bird back into the wild.
Update: With limited contact, his elbow has remained in place, allowing it time to heal. He has moved to a large enclosure with tall perches and continues to be quite feisty. He has now been flight training for a few weeks and can do 20 flights each 100 feet long, meaning he is nearing release!
Date Admitted: 1-3-19
Location Found: Casper, WY