Vega is a female bald eagle whose hatch year is unknown. In 2000, she was hit by a car and the injury resulted in a partial amputation of her right wing. She worked as an ambassador at a raptor center in Ketchikan until 2014, when she came to live at the ABEF. Although she is and adult, she still has the dark eyes of a juvenile.

Vega has laid multiple clutches of eggs in the past. She is normally a very vocal bird but is especially so in the spring and early summer. This behavior lets birds in the area know that her aviary is her territory. Vega often bathes after a training session, and if guests are quiet, they may get the opportunity to see this behavior up close.