Miracle baby eagle survives being burned alive in wildfire7/9/2012
It seemed to be all over for a baby golden eagle trapped in a brutal wildfire last month near Saratoga Springs, Utah. His nest was burned through and he was stranded below, flightless, charred alive and suffering from burns on his talons, wings, head and beak. When a wildlife volunteer found him, the tiny bird was trembling and on the verge of death. Stunned he had survived the massive fire (likely taking a 25-foot leap from his nest as flames encroached), the volunteer got permission to bring him to a rehab center. There, the small raptor, which has been aptly named "Phoenix," is recovering. It is too early to tell if he will ever fly in the wild again, but experts say if his follicles are not too badly damaged he should be able to molt into new feathers next year.
What do you think of this bird's miraculous recovery?