Eagles recover

Eagles recover

Golden eagles return home but will never fly again

Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
Veterinarian Kathleen Ramsey of Espanola, New Mexico, describes a golden eagle’s injuries before it is returned to the Navajo Nation Zoo.

WINDOW ROCK

Two eagles shot in March of this year were returned after spending nearly five months in a rehabilitation center.

The eagles, a male and a female, were shot for their feathers in separate incidents at the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry.

The birds were found and taken to the Navajo Nation Zoo where it was determined they needed immediate medical attention and they were taken to Albuquerque for surgery.

The birds, shot by a firearm stronger than a .22-caliber-type weapon, would never fly again, said Dr. Kathleen Ramsey, with Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic in Espanola, New Mexico.


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Donovan Quintero

"Dii, Diné bi Naaltsoos wolyéhíígíí, ninaaltsoos át'é. Nihi cheii dóó nihi másání ádaaní: Nihi Diné Bizaad bił ninhi't'eelyá áádóó t'áá háadida nihizaad nihił ch'aawóle'lágo. Nihi bee haz'áanii at'é, nihisin at'é, nihi hózhǫ́ǫ́jí at'é, nihi 'ach'ą́ą́h naagééh at'é. Dilkǫǫho saad bee yájíłti', k'ídahoneezláo saad bee yájíłti', ą́ą́ chánahgo saad bee yájíłti', diits'a'go saad bee yájíłti', nabik'íyájíłti' baa yájíłti', bich'į' yájíłti', hach'į' yándaałti', diné k'ehgo bik'izhdiitįįh. This is the belief I do my best to follow when I am writing Diné-related stories and photographing our events, games and news. Ahxéhee', shik'éí dóó shidine'é." - Donovan Quintero is an award-winning Diné journalist, who is based in Window Rock, Arizona. He can be contacted at dq@navajotimes.com.