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A new golden eagle will join Auburn’s famed eagle roster this season to soar over Jordan-Hare Stadium before the Tigers hit the field.

Golden eagle “Aurea,” which actually made her stadium flight debut last season prior to the Liberty game, will join gameday veteran Spirit, a bald eagle, as one of two eagles that will carry on the traditional pregame flights.

Auburn's beloved icon, Nova, War Eagle VII, will not fly during pre-game events during Auburn's 2017 football season after Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicinefaculty diagnosed the 18-year-old golden eagle with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart.

The Auburn University eagles, trainers and a veterinarian are in the Colorado Rockies, participating in research to help the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory develop a radar system to prevent bird strikes in wind turbines.

Nationally known pencil artist Stephen Malkoff has created a limited edition print of Nova, War Eagle VII, called “Game Face,” once again sharing his talents with Auburn University.

Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.

War Eagle VI has regained her eagle eye. Surgeons at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine removed a cataract from the golden eagle in mid-December.

Last updated: November 21, 2019