There’s a new resident at the El Paso Zoo.

Patriot is a non-releasable eagle who came to the El Paso Zoo from the Dickerson Park Zoo recently. He was found injured but has recovered, thanks to the help of dedicated caregivers. Unfortunately, he has nerve damage in his foot, which makes him unable to hunt on his own in the wild.

Patriot is a juvenile bald eagle, which means he does not have the recognizable bald, white head. He will develop that over the next two or three years as he matures.

Patriot serves as an example of the Zoo’s three pillars of wildlife conservation.

  1. The Zoo provides excellent and expert care for animals, prioritizing their welfare and wellbeing.
  2. The Zoo is actively saving wildlife from extinction through its conservation work at the zoo and in the field.
  3. The Zoo acts and communicates with the purpose of inspiring people to value wild animals, taking responsibility for their safeguarding and action for their stability.

You can see Patriot at the Wings of the World show at the El Paso Zoo everyday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The El Paso Zoo contributed to this article.