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Bald Eagle #17-0968 update

On May 28, Bald Eagle #17-0968 was moved to a larger outdoor enclosure, allowing staff to better assess the bird’s flight. Unfortunately, while housed in a larger pen, eagle #17-0968 injured his carpus (wrist) on each wing.

“Bumpers” are applied to an eagle’s wing when it is housed in outdoor enclosures to limit injuries to the carpi; bumpers are composed of layers of protective padding and duct tape, secured along the wrist joint. In this case, the bumpers did not prevent the injuries.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/patient-updates/bald-eagle-17-0968-update-0
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