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Injured bald eagle returned to the wild

The bird was treated for a punctured air sack in its lungs and then spent time regaining strength to return to its natural habitat.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 3:05 AM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 1:17 PM

SALEM, Ore.-- After three weeks of rehabilitation in Corvallis, a bald eagle was released back into the wild Monday near Salem.

The eagle was treated being treated at the Chintimini Wildlife Center after being hit by a semi-truck. The bird was treated for a punctured air sack in its lungs and then spent time regaining strength to return to its natural habitat. Katie Jackim, Wildlife Rehabilitation Director at the center, said not all eagles they rescue end up returning to the wild. But she said it always feels good when they can help an animal return home.

"It's really rewarding we get to do this kind of stuff all the time it's always amazing to see them fly back out in the wild again and everything, "Jackim said. "We just know that we're doing really good work with these animals to give them a second chance."

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