CAPE CORAL, Fla. — UPDATE (10:30 AM)-- A bald eagle that was supposed to be released today after being rehabilitated will not be able to head back to the wild just yet.
When staff caught up the eagle for release, they discovered a cut on its wing. The injury was evaluated by our veterinary team, and it was determined that it could not be released today as planned. The wound was cleaned and will be closely monitored. We remain hopeful that the eagle will be released in the near future
The Clinic For The Rehabilitation Of Wildlife or CROW is helping an adult male eagle get back to full health after he was found injured in a canal.
He was admitted on November 9th.
The eagle was unable to fly and was found to have a fractured coracoid, one of the bones in the shoulder girdle that is essential for flight. The injury was immobilized with a wrap and allowed to heal.
After about two months of recovery, he will return home today around 9 am.