Bald Eagle #20-0055 update

On March 3, Bald Eagle #20-0055 was moved to flight pen A1 so that the staff could better observe how the bird moves in a larger space. The eagle has had a noted head tilt since its admission; this may be a permanent neurological deficit due to the severe lead poisoning. The eagle is able to fly the length of the flight enclosure, though doesn’t land on perches well at this point.

The eagle still has trace amounts of lead in its blood, so the veterinary team will schedule another round of oral chelation therapy.