A longtime Louisville Zoo resident with an incredible rescue story has died.
Zoo officials said Sequoia, who is estimated to be more than 40 years old, was found in the wild with a broken wing that had to be amputated to save his life.
He couldn't be released back into the wild with one wing, so he found a home at the Louisville Zoo in 1985.
Most recently, he shared the exhibit with another rehabilitated female eagle named Shelby.
"In his 36 years with us, he was a terrific animal ambassador for his iconic species teaching guest about the value and beauty of birds of prey and predators," said Louisville Zoo Director Dan Maloney. "The American bald eagle has also been a triumphant conservation recovery story. When Sequoia came to the zoo in the mid-80s, bald eagles were considered endangered. In 2007 bald eagles were delisted when their numbers had increased due to successful conservation efforts that included banning of pesticides like DDT."
Video above: Man helps save bald eagles found in distress in Maryland