Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre

Auzzie – Most famous Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audux)

Auzzie has been flying for the West Coast Eagles since 2007. This year in 2019, she will reach 150 games.

You can see Auzzie fly, 15 min before bounce down at every home game.

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Wedge-tailed Eagle

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.

 

Auzzie’s Profile

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

 

 

 

Auzzie Flying High