Eagle Sets World Record, Taking Off from Top of Burj Khalifa Tower

By: | April 7th, 2015

Eagle Burj Khalifa

Eagle Burj Khalifa (Image Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/freedomconservation)

Eagle Burj Khalifa (Image Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/freedomconservation)

Eagle Burj Khalifa (Image Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/freedomconservation)

Last month, Darshan, a white-tailed eagle, took off from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building in the world, and provided a minute and a half “point of view” video, using a SONY action cam.

NGO conservation group, Freedom Conservation, provided Darshan, who has also taken off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the top of Mount Blanc in France. The group is working to protect the white-tailed eagle and reintroduce it to France and Switzerland after more than five decades of absence.

Freedom Conservation has done a number of videos and a 90 minute movie starring Darshan and other white-tailed eagles. In the following movie trailer see Darshan and his trainer, Jacques Olivier Travers.

Travers is raising money through a series of media events such as the Burj Khalifa video. A 33-page brochure with great images is available at Freedom Conservation’s website. The group is sponsored by Sony, Spyker, Latosensu, Cronoswiss, Columbia and Banque Morval.

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David Russell Schilling

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