The North American Bald Eagle is getting a lot of attention today. But a different kind of eagle made headlines in Israel a few months ago, and today we pay homage to its unusual international rescue and celebrity.
Over a decade ago, two rare eastern imperial eagles and one booted eagle were inured while migrating South over Israel from the Czech Republic. The Safari Ramat Gan – a 250-acre zoological center and conservation leader in Tel Aviv, rehabilitated them until they regained their strength.
But there was one thing that Israel couldn’t do for the rare eagles: Provide for the next generation. None of them are capable of breeding outside their natural habitat. So they sent the eagles home to Europe, to make a new home at the Liberec Zoo, back in the Czech Republic. (Via El Al, of course.)
We’re still waiting for the update on their love lives.