Challenger - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle

Discussion in 'General' started by Leapfrog, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Read the narrative before viewing.

    Music video featuring a special free-flying Bald Eagle named 'Challenger' (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew) cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF).

    He's a 'human-socialized' bird accidentally raised by the people who rescued him - after being blown from a wild Louisiana nest in a storm as a baby in the late 1980s. Declared 'non-releasable' by federal and state wildlife authorities, he was trained bythe AEF to perform educational free-flight demonstrations at high profile public events.

    He's the first Bald Eagle in U.S. History that learned to free-fly into stadiums, arenas and ballrooms during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The celebrity eagle has appeared at numerous major sporting events like the World Series, Pro-Bowl, All-Star game, BCS National Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Men's Final Four, etc.

    Challenger has also flown before 4 U.S. Presidents!

    His life story is told in a children's storybook titled 'Challenger, America 's Favorite Eagle.'

    Turn on your speakers and click on link below.

    Challenger - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOZF4vTAF2M"]Challenger - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle[/ame]
     
  2. One of my future goals is to learn falconry. That bird is beautiful. I've held a golden eagle, you don't realize how big they are until they are on your arm staring at you.
     
  3. another good post leap, thanks
     
  4. I've been working on free-flying with my parrot. It's incredibly awesome.
     

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