Golden Eagle Cody 1

“Cody”

Golden Eagle 
Aquila chrysaetos

Struck by a car as a juvenile, Cody sustained permanent damage to the feather follicles in his right wing. These crucial flight feathers will never regrow properly, so Cody cannot fly well enough to survive in the wild. After being treated at a rescue center in Cody, WY, he came to VINS in 1997.
Equipped with the highly acute vision that Golden Eagles need to hunt their prey in the wild, Cody also has a knack for recognizing human faces. Our rehabilitation staff are responsible for the health of all of our permanent resident birds, and are not among Cody’s favorite people. Although he lets visitors pass his enclosure in peace, he will try to chase off the rehabilitators whenever he sees them.
Golden Eagles are powerful, formidable birds, with the ability to exert close to 1500 psi with their talons. Known for hunting large rabbits out west in North America, in Europe, and the Asian Steppe, Golden Eagles may weigh up to fifteen pounds and hunt small deer.
Golden Eagle Cody 2
Golden Eagle Cody 3

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Golden Eagle, Cody, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour