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Northern Cardinal #17-0738 Release

On May 29, the wildlife rehabilitation team checked the feathers of Northern Cardinal #17-0738. During the initial feather plucking, every other damaged feather was removed [as opposed to every feather] so that as the new feathers grew in, the shafts of the old feathers would act as a support system. This system worked very well; wildlife rehabilitator Brie was pleased to find that the plucked feathers were growing back in nicely. The rehab team decided that after a few more days, the cardinal could be released.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/patient-updates/northern-cardinal-17-0738-release
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