First of two new ambassadors at home in new aviary
An beautiful new ambassador has arrived at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center! Lisa Miller, wildlife educator at the Center explains:
For the past several months, there has been a flurry of exciting activity here at the E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Some of you may have noticed the construction activity centered between the grass mounds and the classroom buildings. We have been preparing for the arrival of our newest animal ambassadors- a pair of bald eagles named Agena and Olaha. For the last 19 years, they have been residing at Big Bend Wildlife Center located in Altha, Florida.
The eagles will be on exhibit in their new home here at the Center. Both birds are unable to be released back into the wild due to the injuries they sustained as chicks falling from their nests.
Agena, the female, arrived several days ago, with Olaha to join her within the next few weeks. Agena had spent the past two months in Maitland Florida’s Audubon Center for Birds of Prey where she received medical and rehabilitative care.
Both eagles will available for visitors to view at the new aviary and will be a part of the education curriculum at the Center.
About the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center:
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment; with its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources.
The Center is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will focus on a different theme, featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher tortoises and nature based movies.
Admission is $5 per person. Children ages 6 to 12 are $2. Children 5 and under are free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439. To learn more, go to www.eowilsoncenter.org