Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fly Away Home

It was a great morning at the Sanctuary today! We released two immature bald eagles back into the wild after spending months being rehabilitated by our dedicated staff and volunteers. Check out the short video of the release below.

The pair of sibling eagles had been under the care of the Sanctuary since June when they were found on the ground after falling from their nest near Calrsville, WI. Mike Neil of the Door County WDNR found the eagles and knew that in order for them to survive, they would need special care.

The eagles were ready to be released earlier this fall, but they became sick after contracting West Nile Virus. But, thankfully, a generous donor stepped forward and covered the cost of the additional care for the eagles.

These eagles have been through a lot and seeing them fly back into the wild was a great moment for us all this morning - but especially for the eagles.

The eagles are among more than 4,000 animals that the Sanctuary and its many volunteers help to rehabilitate and release back into the wild each year.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the release of the immature
    bald eagles. As a volunteer at a wildlife rehab. center in St. Helen, Mi.,(known as The A.R.K., Association to Rescue Kritters) I can appreciate the bittersweet thrill of watching them fly away. Keep up the good work!!
    Sherry Goff