Dante hatched in the Mendocino National Forest of Northern California in summer of 2016. He contracted West Nile Virus as a nestling and was treated at the California Foundation for Birds of Prey. The virus left him with permanent visual deficits. Golden Eagles are visual hunters who can reach speeds of 200 MPH during pursuit of jack rabbits and other small mammals which are their main prey. Dante enjoys his daily training sessions and is very enthusiastic about many enrichment items. Dante is part of the Program Team.
Adoptive "Parents" of Dante:
Oregon Pacific Bank • John and Ganun LaDuke
Richard and Dayna Wenzel • Patricia Wheeler
John Wilson • The Horrell Family • Robert Stephenson
Oregon Eye Consultants • Galen Kozicki