Star Tribune, Paul Walsh MAY 27, 2016 She visited veterans hospitals, Jay Leno and schoolchildren around the state. She survived being hit by a car in Wisconsin that left part of a wing amputated and unable to fly. Still Harriet, one of the state’s most recognizable ambassadors, lived to the ripe old age of 35. She [...]
Washington Post May 26, 2016 Harriet’s life’s work began after she lost use of her wings. ... [T]he injury that almost killed Harriet is also what made her special: She became an ambassador at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., making monthly visits to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Minneapolis to greet veterans who [...]
Rochester Post Bulletin John Weiss The National Eagle Center, a centerpiece of tourism in Wabasha since it opened nine years ago, has seen visitation steadily grow and now has plans for a two-phase expansion for more programs and to make room for a $2 million collection of eagle-related art. The center announced today that it [...]
WABASHA, Minn. — Blind in one eye, the bald eagle Was’aka showed off his impressive wingspan Saturday at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. His talons, which have more gripping strength than a crocodile’s jaws, clutched the rubber sheath volunteer CJ Jacobson had to protect her skin while holding him. Read More ...
WABASHA — On Dec. 2, Jennifer Drayna sat down next to "Little Boy," sipped her beloved coffee and read a novel. It was nothing dramatic. It was, however, the National Eagle Centertrainer's first step toward changing a wild bald eagle into one that can be used for public presentations. The full transformation will take patience, an [...]