Lakeside Nature Center



Warsaw

Bald Eagle

(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on June 20, 2005.

This Bald Eagle was found in Warsaw, Missouri by an agent from the Missouri Department of Conservation 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 determined to have an old fracture of the right humerus.  The break was old and had healed improperly, giving this eagle only partial flight capabilities and making it un-releasable.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service granted permission to keep this eagle for educational display.  Based on the eagle's smaller size, it is determined to be a male.

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


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