|Photo by MaryBeth Joeright - Read story in The News-Herald|
The injury was a broken humorous in the right wing. Surgery was performed by a veterinarian who inserted a pin and two wires to help stabilize the bone in the wing. Prognosis is good following another trip to the vet last week where an x-ray showed the bone was healing well. The vet is very hopeful the eagle will fully recover and be able to fly again.
The eagle will undergo a couple months of rehabilitation to strengthen the wing before it is released back into its natural habitat. The eagle will join the more than 54% of successful releases the center has had in the past year.
Video of the Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle vitals:
4 ft tall w/tail
7 ft wingspan
Diet: Loves fish and mice
|Young Bald Eagle being rehabilitated at Lake Metroparks Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center|
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