Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on January 28, 2006.
eagle was found in Nodaway County by an agent from the Missouri
Department of Conservation and brought to a veterinary clinic in
St. Joseph, Missouri. When it arrived at Lakeside, full
medical examination revealed that a portion of the right wing,
just below the wrist was missing. Without the 'finger
bones' and attached primary or flight feathers, he would never
be able to fly. The US Fish and Wildlife Service granted
permission to keep him in captivity.
eagles are social and our two birds accepted each other almost
immediately. Because the bird is small, he is assumed to
be male. He was found with a band on his right leg and has
been banded and tracked since June of 2002.
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