The debut of “Patriot” is to celebrate International Eagle Day. Patriot is a non-releasable eagle who came to the El Paso Zoo from the Dickerson Park Zoo. He was found injured but has recovered, thanks to the help of dedicated caregivers.
Unfortunately, he has nerve damage in his foot, which makes him unable to hunt on his own in the wild.
Patriot is a juvenile bald eagle, which means he does not have the recognizable bald, white head. He will develop that over the next two or three years as he matures.
Patriot serves as an example of the Zoo’s three-pillars of wildlife conservation.
- The Zoo provides excellent and expert care for animals, prioritizing their welfare and wellbeing.
- The Zoo is actively saving wildlife from extinction through its conservation work at the zoo and in the field.
- The Zoo acts and communicates with the purpose of inspiring people to value wild animals, taking responsibility for their safeguarding and action for their stability
WHO: The El Paso Zoo
WHAT: The El Paso Zoo is debuting its young bald eagle “Patriot” at the daily Wings of the World bird show as part of International Eagle Day
WHEN: Today, March 20, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.