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.
Adoptive "Parents" of Dante:
Patricia Wheeler • Kenneth & Mary Frazer • Richard & Dayna Wenzel • Kelly Renner
Oregon Eye Consultants • Ian Moore • In Loving Memory of Craig Wilson 1961-2018
Jonah & Talia Schulkin and Lyla & Koan Geisel • Oregon Pacific Bank