Why is she here?

In July of 1999, Angel was found as a fledgling on the ground near an eagle’s nest. She had a broken bone in her left wing but had been surviving by eating fish scraps that had fallen from nearby heron nests.

Angel was treated at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Her broken wing healed, but unfortunately, Angel is not able to sustain flight and could not be released to the wild.

The National Eagle Center’s senior ambassador eagle is Angel. It wasn’t long after her arrival at the Center in 2000 that Angel received her name. A visiting 4th-grade student, inspired by her, exclaimed, “She is an angel!” The name seemed amazingly appropriate and stuck! She was Angel.

Basic Facts

  • Bald Eagle

  • Female

  • Hatched in 1999

  • Danbury, Wisconsin

  • Ambassador since 2000

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