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Bald Eagle Recovers, Heads For The Sky

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  An adult bald eagle is being released today from the Teton Raptor Center after nearly two weeks of treatment for lead poisoning.  The eagle had been found unable to move near Dubois, Wyoming on February 28th and Wyoming Game and Fish officers transported the bird to the center in Jackson Hole for rehabilitation.  After several days of treatment, oxygen therapy and rehab at Spring Creek Animal Hospital and TRC, he began to show signs of recovery and is now ready to make a return to the wild.  Raptor Center biologists say it is likely the eagle had ingested lead while feeding on a carcass shot with lead bullets.  This is the third eagle to be admitted with lead poisoning at Teton Raptor Center this year and this release marks the first return to the wild of an eagle this year.

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