Dante and The Cascades Raptor Center

Oregon Eye Consultants had a very exciting year! One of our proudest and favorite moments of the year is when we became Adoptive “Parents” to Dante, a Golden Eagle of the Cascades Raptor Center!

The eagle eye is among the very strongest in the animal kingdom. They are said to be able to spot a rabbit nearly 2 miles away.

Dante hatched in the Mendocino National Forest of Northern California in summer of 2016. He contracted West Nile Virus as a nestling and was treated at the California Foundation for Birds of Prey. The virus left him with permanent visual deficits.

Golden Eagles are visual hunters who can reach speeds of 200 MPH during pursuit of jack rabbits and other small mammals which are their main prey. Dante enjoys his daily training sessions and is very enthusiastic about many enrichment items. Dante is part of the Program Team.

We’re proud to include Dante as a part of our Oregon Eye Consultants’ family!