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Wildlife Center of VA to Release Bald Eagle

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia will release a bald eagle Friday after treating its traumatic injury. After three months of rehabilitation efforts, veterinarians and specialists at the center say she's ready to take off.

Volunteers found and rescued her in the eastern part of the state after she somehow fractured her shoulder.

"This bird in particular is just a very feisty, large female. She's a great example of what a bald eagle can be. So it's been very enjoyable to be a part of her care and get her back to where she is so that she can be released,” said Dr. Rich Sim, Wildlife Center vet fellow.

Despite their regal reputation, bald eagles tend to become stressed and anxious in captivity.

The eagle will be set free in Lancaster.




 

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