Bald Eagle

(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on June 20, 2005.

This bald eagle was found in Warsaw, Missouri by a conservation agent who noticed that the bird was unable to fly.  When the eagle arrived at Lakeside's wild animal hospital, it was extremely thin and missing its left eye.  After further examination and x-rays by our veterinarian, it was found to have a severely broken right shoulder and wing.  The breaks are old and have healed improperly, giving this eagle only partial flight capabilities and making it unreleasable back to the wild.  Our eagle is approximately 3-4 years old, and will develop the characteristic white head and tail within the next several years.

Check out the eagle's picture gallery.

For more information on bald eagles, check out the Critter Corner entry.