Golden eagle worth $15k stolen from Ontario aviary, provincial police say
Riff-Raff, a three-year-old golden eagle, was stolen from an aviary on the First Line of the Town of Erin. (Wellington County OPP)
ACTON, Ont. -- Ontario Provincial Police are looking for suspects following the theft of a golden eagle from an aviary about 75 kilometres west of Toronto.
Investigators say the eagle was taken some time between Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 and the theft from the facility northeast of Acton, Ont., was reported on Jan. 28.
Police say the eagle, known as Riff-Raff, is worth about $15,000.
The eagle is described as brown with white flecks and approximately three years old, 76 centimetres tall and weighs about six kilograms.
Police say the eagle is a show and demonstration bird, but it is not a pet and should not be approached.
They believe the thief had extensive knowledge and training to be able to handle the bird and say there are no indications it was an act of protest.