Golden Eagle #18-0001 update

The vet staff have been carefully caring for Golden Eagle #18-0001 each day. The bird’s deep wound appears to be starting to heal, with granulation tissue forming and there is no sign of infection. A re-check lead test on January 7 revealed “low” results, indicating that the chelation therapy worked and removed the lead from the eagle’s blood. Because lead can be stored in the bones and released later, the eagle will receive another lead analysis in a week.

The eagle is not yet eating on his own, so the vet staff hand-feed the bird daily. The eagle remains bright and alert.