Bald Eagle #20-2906 update

Bald Eagle #20-2906 has been recovering well during the past week. Several days after applying sutures to the eagle's puncture wound, Dr. Karra noted the injury was healing very well and showed no signs of swelling or discharge. On September 9, the eagle was transitioned to flight pen A3 alongside Bald Eagle #20-2508, one of the Center's largest open-air enclosures. The sutures put in place by Dr. Sarah will eventually be safely absorbed by the eagle's body, eliminating the need for an indoor procedure to remove them. The bird will receive daily flight conditioning, and the rehabilitation staff will monitor the eagle's physical strength and stamina during the coming weeks.