The video — which was recently shared on Silvana Andrade’s Facebook page (Andrade is the founder of ANDA, an animal welfare organization in the region) — shows Sayani standing on a rock with a spectacular view below him. He stretches his magnificent wings out, as though taking a moment to fully experience his surroundings.
People who helped save Sayani are gathered around him, too, filming the bird’s first taste of freedom since his life was nearly lost over a year before.
"The most beautiful and impressive [thing] is that he stops for a moment and calmly observes the immensity that belongs to him,” Andrade wrote. "He seems to revere freedom.”