Snowie the Bald Eagle
Snowie, a juvenile bald eagle
Snowie, a juvenile bald eagle was presented to the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Washington State University last July with a fractured wing. She had
been found in the McCall Idaho area.
It was discovered that she had five fractures; a fracture of the humerus, 2
in her radius and 2 in her ulna. Her chances for rehabilitation and
release were poor. Since Snowie was a juvenile, we were able to gain her
trust, train her, and were able to get her to perch on our arms on the day she
Snowie gained the attention of
Steve Irwin whose
television show airs on the Animal Planet cable channel and Snowie will be
featured in his show airing in April.
The students at WSU gained valuable experience from Snowie. Her daily routine
included exploring the exotics ward and playing with our feet and pant legs.
Snowie required a larger home than we are able to provide so she will take up
residence at the Zoo-to-You in California. We will miss her greatly.