Sasha suffered an interssuseption of the large intestine and had to have 15cms of his intestines removed. After his surgery, Sasha was fed through an oesophagotomy tube until he started eating by himself. He has now begun eating chicks and gaining weight again and progressing well after his surgery.
Sasha is 23 years old, and has been with his owner, Lloyd, for over half of his life. Lloyd got Sasha when he was just 10 days old, so he is like family, and up to the intersusseption, had never been ill before.
He is a very trusting, kind natured eagle, can be quite a character at times, loves his flying and soaring, and has starred in some tv programmes, music videos and a couple of films over the years.
He has battled through some very difficult days, after his initial surgery, but he obviously has a very strong will to live, so pulled through, has had a couple of other complications, after the first operation, that needed sorting, but again, has been very strong, so will hopefully be with us for many more years yet.
The picture shows Sasha and Lloyd filming in the University of Bristol’s wind tunnel, for the opening sequence of the Meerkat Manor movie in 2009