Mouth to Beak CPR Revives Bald Eagle (Video)


A seriously injured American Bald Eagle was saved by a Oregon veterinarian the other day.  Dr. Jeff Cooney was performing an examination of the bird’s injuries under anesthesia when the eagle named Patriot stopped breathing.  Dr. Cooney gave mouth to beak resuscitation and quickly got Patriot to start breathing on his own again.

In what was thought to be injuries caused by an automobile, the raptor sustained a fractured wing and dislocated elbow and wrist.

“The dislocated shoulder and his paralyzed right leg are his major problems right now,” Dr. Cooney told KTVZ News. “His shoulder is really badly damaged… if he was going to live forever in pain from the shoulder injury, I’d have to euthanize him.”

Let’s hope it will not come to that.  Keep up with Patriot’s progress by following him on Twitter.


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Cathy C.
Cathy C.3 years ago

What a hero!!

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

good luck,Patriot

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

great news

Deirdre B.
Raven Boyne3 years ago

Keep fighting, Patriot.

Teresa H.
Teresa Haller4 years ago

God Bless you Dr. Cooney. We will all be praying and waiting to hopefully hear good news regarding Patriot. How many more magnificent animals are going to suffer because of the using of lead in bullets ? It seems more and more hunters are getting more careless and inhumane. I don't believe in killing any animal unless you are going to eat it or feed your family.

Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

I hope he has a full recovery.

Mark R.
Mark R.4 years ago

Very nicely done. That's a first for me.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing this article and video, very interesting :)

Debra M.
Debra G.4 years ago

Poor eagle. They are such amazing birds. It is hard to see anything, animal and human in pain.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.