FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE: Juvenile Bald Eagle Hannibal Conquers Cancer
By Space Coast Daily // November 20, 2015
will continue to be monitored closely
Meet Hannibal, a juvenile bald eagle.
Hannibal ended up in the care of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary after being found on the ground very emaciated with wounds on his head and eyes.
It’s believed that Hannibal hatched in early February. It is unknown how he ended up out of the nest or what exactly caused his injuries.
Hannibal required extensive care for several months. During that time, he became very bonded to his caregiver, Animal Care Director Amy Kight.
After ten days in the Sanctuary’s hospital he developed a growth on his lower eyelid. Within only a week it had grown tremendously, covering his whole eye.
The little eagle was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery and intensive treatment by the veterinarians Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, he beat the cancer. Hannibal will continue to be monitored closely for returning signs of illness. Due to permanent vision impairment, Hannibal will remain at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.