Meet Angel: Our Bald Eagle Ambassador
In July of 1999, our senior ambassador eagle Angel was found as a fledgling on the ground near an eagle’s nest. She had a broken bone in her left wing and was surviving by eating fish scraps that fell from nearby heron nests.
Angel was treated at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, but unfortunately, was unable to sustain flight and therefore could not be released into the wild.
Angel, who is now 24 years old, was sent to live at the National Eagle Center, where she has become a national treasure for those who pass through our doors.
Angel got her name after a visiting 4th-grade student took one look at our beautiful Bald Eagle and exclaimed, “She’s an angel!”
She was right…and the name stuck.
- Hatched in 1999
- Rescued in Danbury, Wisconsin
- National Eagle Center ambassador since 2000
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