On the afternoon of December 19, the veterinary staff removed Bald Eagle #14-2378 from her crate to retake radiographs. At first, the bird was feisty, but after a single radiograph, Bald Eagle #14-2378 quickly became lethargic and had difficulty breathing.
Bald Eagle #14-2378 has remained weak and lethargic since admission, but she is able to stand on her own and is occasionally feisty when handled. The veterinary staff was unable to obtain a skin sample to confirm avian pox, however the lesion is cleaned daily and appears to be healing well.
Bald Eagle #14-1955 has been cleared for release! Wildlife Center President Ed Clark will release the juvenile bird at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia on Tuesday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m.
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. In rare instances, the Center has the opportunity to track eagles after their release. Click here to follow these former eagle patients.