Thank you to the 290 people who submitted name suggestions in our golden eagle naming contest. The winning entry came from eight-year-old Chloe Hanson, whose favorite part of the Center is indeed the birds of our Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience!
The Draper Museum of Natural History has added a new member to its flock—a female golden eagle has joined our Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience! She was transferred to Cody from the Northeast Wyoming (NEW) Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette where she underwent surgery after being hit by a vehicle on I-90. She suffered a compound humerus fracture, causing irreversible muscle damage that left her permanently unable to fly well enough to be wild again. She’s currently undergoing training here.
We called on our friends to help us find a special name for this special bird! The “Name the Eagle Contest” ran during the first two weeks of February. One submission was allowed per person, and the winner will receive an autographed copy of Draper Founding Curator Dr. Charles R. Preston’s book Golden Eagle: Sovereign of the Skies.
The Draper Museum of Natural History at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center expresses its deep appreciation to the W.H. Donner Foundation and Donner Canadian Foundation for their support, as well as to our partners at the University of Wyoming’s Berry Center for Biodiversity Conservation. These entities enabled us to establish this wonderful program in Memory of Robert Donner Jr. and Bobby Donner, III, and we are committed to ensuring its long future at the Center.
Traverse the natural history of the Greater Yellowstone region on an interactive trail.