Meet Wadase Zhabwe, a juvenile Bald Eagle whose new name means Brave Breakthrough. That name was given to her prior to her release on April 16, 2013 when she helped the CPN achieve a world's first. She was originally transferred as a non-releasable eagle in June of 2012, who had injured her wing earlier that year when she fell out of her nest in Florida. She began to fly shortly after her arrival at the CPN and it became clear she could be released.
With special permission from USFWS, the CPN Aviary became the first Native American Eagle Aviary to release an eagle that was banded and fitted with a GPS telemetry back pack harness. With this data we are able to observe her progress as she learns to hunt and fish and know that she is thriving in the wild.
For more information about Wadase, check out the Eagle Visions blog on the Cultural Heritage Center's website.