|Edward the male Scottish Golden Eagle taught me the true spirit of a Golden Eagle. Edward was given to me by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in 1989. They had kindly decided that Edward may be a useful addition to my attempts to bred from my female hunting eagle Maria using voluntary artificial insemination.
Edward had been housed for most of his life at their Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie Inverness-Shire. He had come from the wild as a downey eaglet in 1973 and had been introduced to a number of different female eagles both at the Highland Park and at the Zoological headquarters at Edinburgh.
Edward came to me to be used as a breeding eagle but I had insisted that I was able to fly him, as this was the only way I had developed a pair bond with my previous eagles.
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