A troubled sea eagle called Sigurörn, which was rescued by a 12-year-old girl from Grundarfjördur in west Iceland last summer, will be set free by his rescuer today.
Last summer, the girl, Sigurbjörg Sandra Pétursdóttir, saw the sea eagle fall into Kirkjufellslón lagoon and jumped into the water to save it. Morgunbladid reports.
Sigurbjörg took the eagle to Reykjavík Farm Animal Zoo, where Sigurörn has been cared for since. Recently, most birds in the zoo were killed out of fear for bird flu, but Sigurörn’s life was spared.
Sigurörn will be released by his rescuer this afternoon at Grundarfjördur elementary school. Sigurbjörg told Morgunbladid that she is happy about setting the eagle free.