A female bald eagle rescued in Wyoming after being hit by car is revealed to be the second oldest in the wild.
The bald eagle, known as BAEA 3.12.16, was found to be 34 years old recently, which would mark her as one of the oldest of her species. The finding was confirmed by the Teton Raptor Center in Wyoming, that reported on their Facebook, “To our knowledge, this bird is the second oldest living wild Bald Eagle that is confirmed.”
The band that miraculously stayed on her leg despite her recent run-in with a vehicle was placed on her as a nestling in 1982, which makes her quite the aging beauty.
She has recovered from her car crash beautifully and continues to make strides every day. The Teton Raptor Center has continued to report on her progress, and as of Thursday, she had squawked for the first time and can eat on her own.