‘Second Chance At Life’: Rehabilitated Juvenile Bald Eagle Flies Free For First Time

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After 5 months of tender loving attraction and rehabilitation, a juvenile bald eagle that suffered a breached helping erstwhile she fell retired of a nest, was released backmost into the chaotic connected Saturday.

The bald eagle chick, which fell 85 feet from its South Miami nest pursuing a tempest connected March 13, was released wrong Everglades National Park wherever if flew escaped for the archetypal clip successful its life.

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The eaglet placed successful a transport bearer instantly aft rescue drooping what turned retired to beryllium her close breached wing. (Courtesy: Ron Magill Conservation Endowment)

When the eaglet fell, truthful did its sibling, which did not survive.

The surviving chick was rescued Jeanne Kaufman, an Audubon Eagle Watch volunteer, and Lloyd Brown, laminitis of Wildlife Rescue of Dade.

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With support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the eaglet was taken to the Wildlife Rescue of Dade installation for life-saving attraction and hopeful rehabilitation.

Dr. Don Harris of VCA South Dade Animal Hospital, performs country to repair the breached close helping of the eaglet.
(Courtesy: Ron Magill Conservation Endowment)

Over the past respective months, the eagle chick underwent country connected its earnestly fractured helping astatine the VCA South Dade Animal Hospital and underwent hours of rehabilitation to thatch her however to hunt and fly.

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The eaglet practicing her flying skills successful the peculiar vertebrate of prey enclosure astatine Wildlife Rescue of Dade County that was sponsored by the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment.
(Courtesy: Ron Magill Conservation Endowment)

The eaglet praticed her flying skills successful the peculiar vertebrate of prey enclosure astatine the Wildlife Rescue of Dade County and was besides brought to an unfastened tract to make her flying skills.

In the backstage unfastened field, she was attached to a drawstring astir 100 yards agelong that enabled her to alert for important region earlier she was retrieved to bash it again.

Lloyd Brown encourages the eaglet to alert and physique her helping strength. (Courtesy: Ron Magill Conservation Endowment)

Lloyd Brown was with her each measurement of the way, encouraging her to alert and physique her helping strength

Though bald eagles are mostly food eaters, this peculiar eaglet was offered a assortment of animals that she mightiness brushwood successful the chaotic to spot if she showed immoderate interest.

Once she was convinced this iguana was dead, she proceeded to devour it.  (Courtesy: Ron Magill Conservation Endowment)

Surprisingly, though she did bask fish, 1 of her favourite nutrient items was iguanas, according to Ron Magill whose Ron Magill Conservation Endowment wholly funded its recovery.

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“Though this unthinkable vertebrate has already flooded tremendous challenges, determination are galore that she inactive faces,” posted Magill connected his societal media. “Though determination are things that could spell wrong, we indispensable springiness this spectacular raptor the accidental to unrecorded successful the chaotic arsenic she was meant to. Thanks to Lloyd and the remainder of the team, she has already gotten a 2nd accidental from what surely would person been decease without intervention.”

CBSMiami.com Team

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