Eddie the wedge-tailed eagle was missing a number of flight feathers, leaving him unable to fly and vulnerable on the ground. Dr Danny and his team at the #AustraliaZooWildlifeHospital were able to give Eddie a second chance at life in the wild by imping his feathers. The process is similar to that of hair extensions, Dr Danny joined new feathers to Eddie’s damaged ones with wooden supports and quick-drying glue to give him a full set of wings! We’re so proud of the expert team who have given Eddie the tools to fly again and with time his own feathers will regrow underneath for a full recovery. Check out the video to watch the team in action!
The powerful owl is Australia's largest owl with an impressive wingspan of around 1.3m! I was lucky enough to photograph this one today holding its prized catch from last night, a flying fox. Unfortunately these amazing owls as classified as vulnerable in Queensland.