An injured golden eagle has been found in Schattorf in the canton of Uri. The investigations show: Somebody shot the bird of prey.

A golden eagle broke its wing when it was shot with shotgun ammunition. The animal was found injured on the ground in the Rynächtflue area in Schattdorf at the beginning of December.

 Strangers shoot shot at a protected golden eagle

The bird is currently being cared for in the Goldau zoo's care station. Kapo Uri has started an investigation and is looking for witnesses.

That's what it's about

  • A gamekeeper has recovered an injured golden eagle in Schattdorf.

  • < p> The golden eagle was injured by shotgun bombardment.

  • The animal is being looked after in the Goldau zoo.

  • The Uri canton police are investigating and is looking for witnesses.

In the Rynächtflue area in Schattdorf UR, a golden eagle was injured on the ground at the beginning of December, as the Uri cantonal police announced on Thursday. A gamekeeper recovered the animal and brought it to the Goldau zoo's care station for examination. “It was found that the injury to the golden eagle came from a shotgun bombardment,” says the message.

In the care station, the wing of the protected bird of prey was stabilized so that the broken bones can heal. The eagle will remain in the care station until further notice. «If the healing process goes well, it can be released into the wild again.»

Police are looking for witnesses

Kapo Uri has started an investigation. It is unclear who shot the bird. Nor do you know where the animal was shot. The location of the launch could be “due to the eagle's ability to fly in a very large radius from the site”.

The Uri canton police asked the population for help. People who can provide information about the golden eagle that has been shot at or the circumstances of the shooting are asked to report immediately to the Uri canton police on 041 874 53 53.

You know of an animal in need?

You can find help here:

Fire brigade, Tel. 118 (animal rescue)

Police, Tel. 117 (in the case of wild animals)

Animal rescue service, Tel. 044 211 22 22 (in emergencies)

Swiss animal alarm center if an animal has escaped/struck is

Foundation for animals in law, for legal questions

GTRD, Large Animal Rescue Service, Tel. 079 700 70 70 (emergency call)

Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach , for questions about wild birds, Tel. 041 462 97 00

Cruelty to animals:

Report to the cantonal veterinary office or to the Swiss animal welfare office (anonymously possible)

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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