The gruesome attack occurred during a bird of prey show at the Teskey Zheek festival in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
As the trainer released the golden eagle for a hunting event, an 8 year old girl suddenly ran out of the audience area. Within seconds, the giant eagle rushed to grab the girl, mistaking her for prey.
Immediately, the eagle trainer ran to save the girl from the claws of a bird of prey. A horseman then came to help.
The baby girl was then brought back to her mother in the viewing area. Due to many serious injuries, the girl was then taken to the hospital for treatment.
The golden eagle is one of the largest birds of prey in the northern hemisphere. Adults can grow to more than a meter, with a wingspan of almost 2.5 meters. While the male bird weighs 7-11 kg, the female is only half the weight of the male.
The golden eagle uses its agility and speed combined with its incredibly powerful claws to catch a variety of prey, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ground squirrels, large fox mammals, and other animals. They also eat carrion when live prey is scarce, as do reptiles. Birds, including species up to the size of geese and storks, are recorded as prey for this eagle.
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