A rescued American Bald Eagle named Haley has found her new home at the San Antonio Zoo just in time for Spring Break.
According to the Director of PR and Promotions from the San Antonio Zoo Chuck Cureau, Haley sustained a shotgun wound to her wing in 1998 but was successfully rehabilitated. Because the wound inhibited her ability to fly, Haley was deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“We are very happy and proud to provide a home to this iconic species and share her with the San Antonio community,” said San Antonio Zoo CEO and Executive Director Tim Morrow. “She is one of over 800 species in our care that allow us to share our passion for animal care, education, and conservation. Having Haley at the San Antonio Zoo will help inspire people to love, engage, act and protect animals.”
Cureau said that Haley has found her home at several other zoos across the nation before making the San Antonio Zoo her new home earlier this year.
Plans are in the works to bring a male eagle to the zoo to serve as a companion animal for Haley, Cureau said.