Thanks to Dr Bob Doneley and the team at UQ Vets Small Animal Hospital, Eva the wedge-tailed eagle is on the mend and on the move!
Eva's injuries have now healed to an extent where she now needs to start using her feet in a more normal fashion. She is in lighter bandages but needs more room than is available at the Veterinary Medical Centre.
For that reason, she has been transferred to the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo where she can be housed in an outdoor aviary, getting more exercise and with less human interaction.
Unfortunately the talons on her left foot have not regrown normally, so it is unlikely that she will be releasable however, the Australian Wildlife Hospital is confident that when her rehabilitation is complete, she will be able to be placed in a zoo and be used as an educational tool to teach people why wildlife can't be kept as pets.
Hopefully, Eva will be able to live out her days in a large, free-flight aviary in a zoo somewhere in Australia.
Thank you to all those that donated and fundraised to assist with her rehabilitation costs.