Bald Eagle #23-0147 update

During the past week and a half, Bald Eagle #23-0147 has been recovering well. Her wounds have continued to heal, and the sutures applied to her left patagium have remained intact. On March 9, the veterinary team found the sutures over her right stifle had separated, but after resuturing the wound, the staff determined that the eagle was ready to be transitioned to a small outdoor enclosure. Daily care, feeding, and observation duties were transferred to the rehabilitation staff that same day, as the eagle was no longer in need of regularly administered medications. The eagle has been eating well since moving outdoors and is consistently consuming all of the fish and rat offered to her each day. During the coming days, rehabilitation staff plan to move her to the Center’s A3 flight pen and asses her readiness to begin exercising.