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Injured young bald eagle gets new chance to fly after rescue

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 14:14:24-04

TULSA — A young bald eagle is getting a new chance to fly after someone found him in west Tulsa.

A game warden says someone spotted the eagle and picked it up because it couldn't fly. Luckily, an animal hospital says the bird doesn't appear to have any broken bones.

"There's the possibility that it's a young bird, may have been eating road kill and possibly a truck went by and the wind will grab them and get a little bit of a concussion," said Dr. Paul Welch with Forest Trails Animal Hospital.

Now, the eagle is headed to Grey Snow Eagle House with the Iowa Nation to hopefully get him back into the wild soon.

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"We have a big 150-foot long flight cage, put him in there see what his flight abilities are and have a pool in there with live fish to see if he can get his own prey," said Megan Judkins, Aviary Director with Grey Snow Eagle House.

She says the bald eagle population is exponentially growing in the U.S.

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