Goldie the Eagle Escapes - 50th Anniversary Thimble

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Goldie was a male golden eagle who lived at London Zoo in the United Kingdom during the 1960s. He caused a nationwide sensation when he escaped for 12 days in March 1965. He avoided being recaptured for nearly two weeks, despite a massive effort using equipment borrowed from the Royal Navy and British Civil Defence. Goldie was finally caught on 11 March after the zoo's deputy head keeper tempted him to earth with a dead rabbit. Goldie escaped once again in December 1965. This time he spent only four days on the loose before being recaptured.

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Goldie was a male golden eagle who lived at London Zoo in the United Kingdom during the 1960s. He caused a nationwide sensation when he escaped for 12 days in March 1965. He avoided being recaptured for nearly two weeks, despite a massive effort using equipment borrowed from the Royal Navy and British Civil Defence. Goldie was finally caught on 11 March after the zoo's deputy head keeper tempted him to earth with a dead rabbit. Goldie escaped once again in December 1965. This time he spent only four days on the loose before being recaptured.