Aeolus was admitted to a wildlife hospital in Klamath Falls after colliding with a fence or power line in June of 1996. The collision caused the loss of circulation to the tip of his right wing, leading to the loss of the wing tip itself. By the quantity of white feathers on his head and tail, and how yellow his beak and eyes were, we estimate that he was around five years old at the time he came into human care. Aeolus is an avid nest builder and spends much of the spring incubating infertile eggs laid by his enclosure-mate, McKenzie. Though they do not mate successfully, this nesting behavior is enriching and contributes to a high quality of life for them both. They will alternate spending time on the nest until the early summer, when they lose interest in the process until the next spring.
Adoptive “Parents” of Aeolus:
R.H. & Nancy Downie • Rita & James Stanley • Brian & Caroline Houston • Wayne Huck