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.
Meet Mko Kno, a juvenile bald eagle released by the CPN Eagle Aviary on Sept. 20, 2017. Mko means bear in Potawatomi, and the eagle was named to reflect the healing that occurred and represents the moon when Mko hatched, the bear moon.
The release marks the second time that CPN; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; the Raptor View Research Institute in Missoula, Montana; and Sia, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative partnered to release and track a juvenile bald eagle. However, the occasion marks the first time that an eagle was hatched at and released from a tribal facility.