The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center has announced the passing of its bald eagle, Thunder.
Thunder was a resident WVRRC for 21 years to the day. She passed away on December 21st in the arms of Michael S. Book, WVRRC Founder and Director.
A leg band found on Thunder said she was born in upstate New York along the Delaware River. She was shot in the thigh and left wing while migrating over West Virginia in 1992.
The shot took off all of the vital primary flight feathers, making it impossible for her to fly.
She was taken to the rehabilitation center on December 1 and she made a full recovery under the care of Book.
She traveled all around the country to meet children, government officials, and many more.