November 1, 2012
A bald eagle that has been nursed back to health by the Wildlife Center of Virginia is returning to the wild.
The Waynesboro center says the release is planned for Thursday at the 378-acre Zoar State Forest in King William County that's managed by the Virginia Department of Forestry.
The adult eagle was rescued by an animal control officer at the King and Queen County landfill in early October. After a physical exam, the bird was found to have low levels of lead in its blood and had two pieces of metal in its stomach. The center's veterinarians treated the eagle with antibiotics and fluids.
Since its founding in 1982, the center has cared for more than 60,000 wild animals. So far in 2012, it has admitted 30 bald eagles.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus