Animal Diaries Archive
Tina the Wedge-tailed Eagle
24 February 2006G'day and welcome to another week in the Birds Department. This week we will have a look at Tina, our Wedge-tailed Eagle. Tina is roughly 15 years old and could live to be up to 50 years of age. Unfortunately when Tina was a young bird she had a run-in with a semi-trailer. Thankfully, she was picked up by a family following behind. But unfortunately, although this family had the very best of intentions, they also had the incorrect enclosure and fed Tina the wrong diet. This caused some health issues for her and now she has lost the ability to fly.
Although it is rather sad to see a wonderful bird like Tina land-bound, she will live her days out happily here at Australia Zoo. Everyday Tina gets a lovely feed and has her aviary cleaned. The message we try to get across in telling Tina's story is that if you are unfortunate enough to come across an injured animal we strongly urge you to stop and help it out. But PLEASE take that animal to someone who knows how to care for it properly. It would be unfortunate to see another animal go through what Tina has been through.
Until next week, wedgies RULE!
Our Amazing Wedge-tailed Eagles
With a wingspan of up to 2.74m, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle is the largest raptor in Australia. A lanky bird, it hunts by high soaring flight, circling up on thermal ...more
On display in the Crocoseum