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“Elmwood”

Bald Eagle 
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

When Elmwood was less than a year old, before developing the classic white head and white tail of an adult Bald Eagle, she was found injured in Nebraska. She was treated at the Raptor Recovery Center in Elmwood, NE, where she was declared unable to fly due to her amputated right wrist. A year later in 2000, Elmwood was transferred to VINS.
Housed with Lafayette for over a decade, Elmwood surprised everyone one spring by revealing “he” was a “she” by laying an egg. While the two eagles do display typical nesting behaviors every spring, the eggs laid are infertile. Most of the year, Elmwood is sitting comfortably “front and center,” as close to visitors as she can get—and she rarely lets Lafayette perch in this spot! Elmwood is also very vocal revealing the piercing, chittering call of a Bald Eagle whenever something interesting occurs near her enclosure.
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Bald Eagle, Elmwood, 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