We have a rare patient at MARS. On Monday this beautiful juvenile Golden Eagle was rescued in Bear Creek Park. This is only the second one at MARS in the last ten years! The bird was not injured but was soaking wet and quite thin. Golden Eagles are very powerful and extremely fast. They can dive upon their quarry at speeds of nearly 320kmh/200mph! They are considered ‘threatened’ in British Columbia and are protected under law. This bird is feisty and eating very well. Tomorrow he will be moved to a larger outdoor enclosure. We expect a full recovery and release before too long but until then, we are thrilled to have this rarely seen, amazing raptor in our care.