Poe the Raven Becomes Viral Sensation After Surviving Critical Wing Injury

Ravens are one of those bird species that people either love or hate and if you still haven’t fallen in love with them—now’s the time! Poe the Raven became one of the most popular members of this species after being rescued by the American Eagle Foundation.

Named after Edgar Allan Poe, the author of the beloved poem “The Raven”, Poe was brought to the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee after suffering a crucial wing injury. He was rescued in North Carolina in 2009, and it quickly became clear it was impossible to release him back into the wild because his injury left him with limited flight capabilities.

This didn’t stop Poe from living his best life, and he’s now one of the most popular animals at the American Eagle Foundation.

“I used to be in the bird show at Dollywood, then retired because I wouldn’t stop stealing food from audience members! So now I’m at the AEF headquarters where I spend my days playing with and shredding toys, doing lots of fun activities […] and educating the public!” reads Poe the Raven’s Instagram page.

Poe the Raven is now followed by over 200,000 people on Instagram, and the AEF is using his platform to spread important information about this bird species.

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