Paddling upstream, saving eagles

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Amazing footage of two entwined eagles drifting hopeless in the Danube. Published by BBC on June 5, 2021.

A Hungarian couple came across two rare white-tailed eagles at risk of drowning, while taking part in a challenge to raise awareness of Danube river pollution. The birds were clasped together, likely after a fight.

Klaudia Kis and Richard Varga took it upon themselves to rescue the pair before continuing on their journey, travelling from the Black Sea near Romania to the Black Forest in Germany. It’s a journey that will take them three months, which is also how long they knew each other for before embarking on this project.

When asked why they are paddling up the river, they laughed and answered simply, “Why not?”

Reporter: Nick Thorpe
Filmed and edited by Gergo Somogyvari
With additional producing from Phoebe Frieze

Thanks to Surendra

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