Friday, July 22, 2011

Young Bald Eagle being rehabilitated at Lake Metroparks Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center

Photo by MaryBeth Joeright - Read story in The News-Herald
A young Bald Eagle from this year's hatch was found injured along the Lake Erie shoreline in eastern Lake County late June 2011.  The Lake Metroparks ranger department was contacted and they successfully rescued the eagle, bringing it to the wildlife Center.

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:
9 lbs
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
 

For more information about the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center, click here.


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