After Rehabilitation, Local Eagle Reunites With Mate

Wildlife News
Posted: May 05, 2013 5:13 PM PDT
Updated: May 05, 2013 5:23 PM PDT


  Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
 Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center


Richmond, VA—A female bald eagle taken from a farm east of Richmond has reunited with her mate, after spending time at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

The eagle was taken from the farm off of Route 5 on the day after Christmas in 2012. She was driven 140 miles to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Virginia, because she needed specialized medical care.

After examining her, veterinarians determined that this eagle was suffering from lead poisoning and had a fractured left wing. Her wing was splinted and she was treated with chelating agents to remove the lead from her blood, nervous system, and bone, while her fractured wing healed.

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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