Glory turns 30 Saturday

Jozsef Papp

Glory, one of Georgia Southern’s bald eagles, will turn 30-years-old on Saturday, March 7. The Center for Wildlife Education is planning a birthday celebration.

The day won’t be especially busy, but the Wildlife Center will host a flight show at 2 p.m. and a wildlife show at 3 p.m. featuring the Center’s bald eagles, Glory, Freedom, and Franklin, and its golden eagle, Phoenix, Casey McCall Corbett said. In addition, birthday cake and door prizes will be given out to guests to celebrate the occasion.

“Turning 30 is a big day for Glory,” Corbett said. “We want to make it all about her.”

Visitors will also get to see a special video showing Glory’s background and how she became part of the GSU family. Corbett says the video will give viewers a chance to know Glory better.

“They definitely have their own personalities,” Corbett said. “She has a dominant personality and she’s a big girl. She’s not mean or vicious, but she’s just a mighty bird. She’s definitely deserving of the bald eagle name.”

The Wildlife Center opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for children (ages 3-11), military (with I.D.) and senior citizens; and free for children under 3 and GSU faculty, staff and students.