Scotty is an African Hawk Eagle that was found on a game reserve close by with a broken wing. The people who found her brought her to Daktari and we have been taking care of her ever since. Scotty had surgery last year to fix her wing. Our vet did a very good job, however there is only a small chance for her to fly again.
We provide Scotty with food and care. The social structure of eagles is usually a monogamous pair. Eagles can see 8 times better than humans, because of that they are excellent hunters. Our African Hawk Eagle is not able to hunt anymore, with the money you sponsor we will be able to provide her with food for a year. Scotty recovered well after her operation, however she is still not able to fly and might never be released.
Scotty has a happy life with our help. It is our goal to rehabilitate her when she can fly again. But until then she is an excellent educational medium. It is important to know that eagles are usually poached because of a lack of knowledge in the villages. A lot of locals think that eagles bring bad luck or will eat their livestock, which usually ends up in shooting them. Having our beloved African Hawk Eagle around definitely creates a great impact and compassion on the local children.