Search for missing bald eagle Helga

Helga the bald eagle is home safe and sound.


She has taken part in the flying demonstrations for her entire life and is a very experienced flying bird.

Bald eagles are capable of reaching dive-speeds of 99 miles per hours and can kill animals as large as raccoons, beavers and even lambs with their sharp talons.

The owners of an American bald eagle are scouring the Kent countryside after she went missing at a public display at Groombridge Place, near Tunbridge Wells.

A local resident, who has five Jack Russell terriers and a six-year-old, said: “I’m definitely keeping them all inside”. Mr Eddie Hare, who runs The Raptor Centre with his wife Veronica and is the owner of the bird, said, “They eat fish but like all birds of prey they’re opportunists”.

“She then flew up into a tree and it was dark so we couldn’t see her, but we put a few food out and eventually she came down”.

A post on the Raptor Centre’s Facebook page, posted this evening, read: “Helga is home”.


“Just briefly – Thank you to everyone who has helped us in our search for our lovely Helga”.

Helga the bald eagle is back home