Auzzie – Most famous Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audux)
You can see Auzzie fly, 15 min before bounce down at every home game.
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Scientific Name: Aquila audax
Auzzie is famous as the mascot for the West Coast Eagles, and flies around Optus Stadium for each of the West Coast Eagles’ home games.
Born in Alice Springs in October 2006. Auzzie had been illegally taken from her nest and kept as a pet. The authorities intervened and passed her onto wildlife carers whom in turn contacted Yvonne Sitko in Perth, Western Australia.
The Department of Biodiversity’s Conservation and Attractions issued a licence for Auzzie to travel to Perth and remain under the care of the Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre.
Since 2006, Auzzie has become a well known ambassador for her species. Not only providing awareness for her species but also education to the masses. At every home game for the West Coast Eagles, Auzzie flies 15 minutes before bounce down, entertaining the member and insiring the players. During quarter time and half time Auzzie can often be found in the VIP or corporate boxes once again, spreading the conservational message.
Origin – Alice springs NT
Date of birth – October 2006
Weight – 4kg
Height – 90cm
Wing Span – 2.1m (Height of Nic Naitanui)
Longest talon – 5cm
Club Début – 2007
Favorite Food – Crows, Magpies, Kangaroos and the odd Docker
Favourite player – Elliot Yeo
Favourite songs – West Coast Eagles theme song, Eagle rock and Delta Goodrem – Wings
Favorite dance – Birdie dance
Past time – Watching the AFL games and sharing a few rats with his friends at The WA Birds of Prey Centre
Hobby’s – Flying high and kicking the footy
Rewards – After every home game I receive a rabbit to feast on
Current Injuries – Bent tail feather
Previous Injuries – 2 broken deck feathers, damage to the cere.
Training – up to 2 hours a day 5 days a week at Optus and Domain Stadium
Diet –Rats, mice, quail, chicken, rabbit and kangaroo
Ambitions – To fly at a Grand Final. Receive the fairest and best metal. Reach 150 games.
Dine with – John Worsfold
Like to meet – David Attenborough