Geo’s medical condition took a turn for the worse yesterday evening (7 September). During his ongoing treatment at the hospital, Geo collapsed and had to be resuscitated twice. He underwent a blood transfusion to bolster his chance of pulling through because a repeat blood test indicated his red blood cells were low as his body was focused on producing white blood cells to fight the infection. But, despite these efforts, he eventually succumbed to the infection. X-rays taken earlier showed severe infection in his lung, leading to a guarded prognosis. Preparation is being made for a necropsy and lab tests to get a definitive diagnosis. Throughout, Mandai Wildlife Group’s avian care and veterinary teams exchanged updates with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to determine and administer the best course of action for Geo.
Geo moved to his new home at Bird Paradise’s Winged Sanctuary on 12 June 2023. He had settled in well and began displaying behaviours indicating interest to mate with Sambisig. Both eagles came into our care as a future breeding pair. Our team is turning their attention to Sambisig to ensure she adjusts well in this period of transition.