Amicus is a male Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). He came to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the late summer of 2006 from northeastern Washington. He was hatched in the spring of 2006. Amicus is completely blind, and the cause is unknown. The most common theories include heavy metal poisoning, birth defect, or injury. Due to his blindness, he will stay in captivity for the rest of his life. “Amicus” is Latin for “friend”.