Following two weeks of lead toxicosis treatment, cage rest, and indoor physical therapy, the veterinary team determined that Bald Eagle #20-2508 was ready to be moved to outdoor flight pen A3 on September 3. In this large, open-air enclosure, the rehabilitation staff will exercise the bird each day while monitoring its flight and physical stamina. Most recently, the staff noted that the eagle was able to complete between 5-10 passes of the enclosure before reaching exhaustion. The bird will remain in flight pen A3 alongside Bald Eagle #20-2906 during the coming weeks, and the rehabilitation staff will continue to assess the eagle's physical conditioning before considering release.
Bald Eagle #20-2508 update
September 11, 2020