On February 10, Bald Eagle #17-0076 was transferred to outdoor enclosure C6. The skin and soft tissue injuries on the eagle’s wing tips have not shown much improvement during the few weeks of daily care it’s received, but Dr. Ernesto notes the injuries have not worsened. Otherwise, animal care staff report that the eagle is eating very well and seems to be alert and feisty.
The eagle will remain in its current enclosure for at least the next 15 days until the next scheduled round of radiographs, during which it will receive bi-weekly foot-and-feather checks as well as pain medication. With more room to move around, veterinary and rehabilitation staff will closely observe the eagle to determine if its injuries are related to potential nerve damage or other permanent conditions.