Welcome to the Wildlife News Topic.

Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was established to further promote the knowledge and understanding of Wildlife through science and education.

This topic is for you to bring in any wildlife stories you may come across.
Your local news may report on some thing that will be of wider interest.
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Bald Eagle fully recovers and will be released

Wildlife News
20 September 2017


It’s almost time for Rocky, the bald eagle, to fly high.
WWAYTV3.COM

Read More: https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/09/20/bald-eagle-fully-recovers-and-will-be-released/

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Bald eagle who suffered electrical burn on his head is released back into the wild

Wildlife News19 September 2017


The bird, who became known for his feisty personality as he grew stronger, was nicknamed Bolt.
OMAHA.COM

Read More: http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/bald-eagle-who-suffered-electrical-burn-on-his-head-released/article_6c3de340-9c93-11e7-adbd-9fcee45d2778.html
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Man Saves Injured Bald Eagle

Wildlife News13 September 2017


Wednesday morning, a man driving home in Dogtown, just west of Evansville, came across our national bird the bald eagle. But the eagle wasn’t flying …. It was hanging from a power line 30 feet over the road.
TRISTATEHOMEPAGE.COM

Read More: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/man-rescues-injured-bald-eagle-from-power-line/810666662
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Once-endangered bald eagles are now flourishing in Arizona

Wildlife News14 September 2017


Arizona’s bald eagle population expands with a record number hatched this year.
TUCSON.COM

Read More: http://tucson.com/news/local/once-endangered-bald-eagles-are-now-flourishing-in-arizona/article_e3797110-dea9-5453-8fc1-a05c54444709.html
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Hurricane Irma: Bald eagle nest on Marco Island survives storm

Wildlife News14 September 2017


Hurricane Irma brought destruction to Marco Island, where it made landfall on Sept. 10, but somehow, a bald eagle nest survived the storm.

Read More: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma-bald-eagle-nest-marco-island-survives-storm/666160001/
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How Do You Save the Life of a Hawk....

Wildlife News

 

After one last car ride from a rehab center in Lucas to a park in Plano, Harvey the Hurricane Hawk was finally ready to fly free.

The young Cooper's hawk took refuge in a Houston taxicab as the storm swirled into Texas' Gulf Coast in late August. Her story went viral after the cab's driver, William Bruso, posted a series of videos of the hawk on YouTube.

She was taken to a rehabilitation center in Houston, then transferred to the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Collin County. After getting a clean bill of health, she was loaded into a small travel kennel, placed in the back of a Subaru and carried to Plano's Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve on Wednesday.

Bruso, the cabdriver, made the trip from Houston just to send Harvey off.

"Hey girl, look at you," Bruso cooed as the bird was pulled out of her kennel. "She has no idea she'll be a free woman today."

Read the rest of the story and view the videos here:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/harvey/2017/09/13/save-hawk-sought-refuge-harvey-taxi-leather-gloves-moonshine

 

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Mutilated body, possibly a bald eagle, found along Pennsylvania road

Wildlife News11 September 2017


The Pennsylvania Game Commission, with authority over birds and mammals in the state, has yet to weigh in, but the headless, legless body of a large bird appears to be that of a bald…..
PENNLIVE.COM BY MARCUS SCHNECK

Read More: http://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2017/09/mutilated_body_possibly_a_bald.html
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Virginia Beach bald eagle dies from injuries after being hit by car

Wildlife News9 September 2017


HK, the bald eagle that was hit by a car at Honey Bee Golf Course and taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia for treatment, died Saturday night.
WTKR.COM

Read More: http://wtkr.com/2017/09/09/virginia-beach-bald-eagle-dies-after-being-treated-at-wildlife-center-of-virginia/
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