Golden Eagle Cody 1

“Cody”

Golden Eagle 
Aquila chrysaetos

Cody was struck by a car as a juvenile and sustained permanent damage to the feather follicles in his right wing. Crucial flight feathers never regrew properly, so he cannot fly well enough to survive in the wild. He was treated at a rescue center in Cody, Wyoming and came to VINS in 1997.
Golden eagles are rare in our area, and even birdwatchers rarely see them in the wild. Our golden eagles prefer to keep their distance from people and perch high in the back of their enclosure, where the sunlight may shine beautifully on the golden feathers of their heads and necks.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds have comfortable enclosures, biannual health checks, and a variety of nutritious foods. As our largest captive birds, the golden eagles require a lot of food per day, often half of a rabbit or most of a chicken.
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