Wildlife Medical Clinic welcomes its first bald eagle

Wildlife News


Lily Katz

Behind the Vet Med Basic Sciences Building on Sept. 6, a newly introduced bald eagle named Rose has found a home in Urbana.

Emily Scott, Staff Writer

Outside the Wildlife Medical Clinic on the south side of campus, a small, wooden enclosure is the home of the national emblem: a bald eagle named River.

On her perch inside, River’s iconic white crown is a reminder of national status as she tilts her head, cautiously eyeing passersby.

Meghan Armstrong, a student volunteer at the clinic and one of River’s trainers, approaches the enclosure slowly. “It’s okay, it’s okay,” she says reassuringly to the eagle. Meghan has played a hand in River’s recovery since the day she arrived at the clinic.

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