Sunday, October 9, 2011
Tsavo is a male Bateleur Eagle who was a wild caught bird from Cameroon. He was hatched in 2002 and came to us from the Jardin Zoologique du Quebec in Canada, where he had been trained to free fly in their bird show.
We received Tsavo in the Fall of 2008 at the age of 6 years old. He spent the summer of 2009 with us at the Grant’s Farm bird show as a bird that perched on the glove for the show, but we felt that he showed great promise as a flier for a show.
In 2010 we decided to test Tsavo’s ability and temperament as a flight bird. We began by training him to do short glove-to-glove flights from one trainer to another. Gradually he progressed to longer and longer flights. By the end of the summer of 2010 Tsavo had established himself as one of the stars of our Milwaukee Zoo show.
This year Tsavo is proving his “star quality” by being one of the featured performers in the “Birds of Prey in Flight” show at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. At each of the three shows, Wednesday through Sunday, now through 29 October, Tsavo performs six amazing flights from the top of this huge amphitheater, down to the stage, and back again.
When he’s not wowing the crowds at one of our zoo shows Tsavo loves to take sloppy, splashy baths, spread his wings, flap, and sun himself. To read more about Tsavo in some of our other blog posts enter the name Tsavo in the search box at the top of this page.
Tsavo, as well as all of our other birds, is available for adoption. To adopt Tsavo click here to go to the Adopt A Bird page on our website, then click on the photo of the eagle, choose Tsavo, click Add to Cart and follow the directions for payment. Adoption donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Your adoption donation will help to feed, house and keep this magnificent bird flying in the coming year.
Adopt-a-Bird Parents receive:
· A personal visit with the animal you adopt!!!! Call ahead to schedule a time for your personal visit.
· Certificate of Adoption
· Color photo of the animals you’ve adopted
· Sponsorship card
· One Year’s subscription to Mews News
· Life History and Natural History of the animal
· 10% Discount off WBS merchandise
• Invitation to Sponsors-only events such as Camera Day
· Discounts on WBS Special Events such as Owl Prowls, Nature Hikes, etc.
· WBS Decal
ADOPTION DONATION FOR TSAVO: $150.00