New Eagle at Turtle Bay

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 PM

Redding's Turtle Bay will unveil its new Golden Eagle's Wintu name tomorrow. Curator of Animal Programs Sharon Clay says, "We're so delighted with our new Golden Eagle, that we wanted her to have a special name that's significant to the place where she will live at Turtle Bay."

Turtle Bay asked Wintu cultural practitioners Art and Michelle Garcia to help name the Golden Eagle. The Garcia's will unveil the eagle's name, explain its meaning, and the eagle's importance to the Wintu and meet Turtle Bay's newly named Golden Eagle.

The Park's newest resident is an immature Golden Eagle, believed to be about 3 ½ years old. She comes to Turtle Bay from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. The eagle was found in the Livermore area, where she was struck by a windmill. The tip of her right wing had been severed.

This Golden Eagle came to Turtle Bay two months after the passing of Auric, a Golden Eagle who had lived at Turtle Bay since 1999.

The new eagle's name will be unveiled tomorrow, April 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wildlife Woods at Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp. Turtle Bay is offering special Park admission tomorrow, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, $10 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.


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