Centre Wildlife Care Releases Bald Eagle After Rehabilitation
The bald eagle is a symbol hat stands for beauty, strength, and long life.
When Teddy arrived at Centre Wildlife Care, the latter two traits were at risk.
The juvenile bald eagle was brought to the Lemont animal shelter and rehabilitation center in October after being hit by a train and suffering from West Nile Virus, said Robyn Graboski, the head of Centre Wildlife Care.
On Monday, Teddy's recovery was completed and the stoic bird was released into the wild, spreading his wings and flying off in good health following the three months of care he received locally.
"He needed supportive care, tube feeding at first, pain medicine, then flight conditioning," Graboski said. "He did recover and we were able to release him back onto the wild."
Graboski thanked deputy conservation officer Tom Schirf for rescuing the injured juvenile bald eagle and bringing him to the animal care center. She also thanked volunteers for helping care for Teddy as he recovered from the accident and his illness.
Here's a look at Teddy when he was first brought to Centre Wildlife Care in October, visibly weak, a stark contrast to the photo above of his recent release.
Photo via Centre Wildlife Care's Facebook page