Flying high - birds of prey taught how to spread their wings

Birds of prey which have always lived in captivity often don't have the opportunity or skills to fly. Jacques-Olivier Travers, from the bird of prey centre Les Aigles du Leman, in Haute Savoie in France, teaches birds at the centre how to use their wings and gain their freedom in the skies.

Jacques-Olivier Travers and Sherkan the bald eagle Photo: Jacques-Olivier Travers

When they're ready, he flies with them on a paraglider over the mountains of France, showing an extraordinary bond between man and beast. Here he talks about how he teaches the birds to become airborne.

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