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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Eaglet Admitted to Wildlife Center of Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden and WVEC, is providing a rare glimpse into the life of two bald eagles and their offspring!

Friday, May 23, 2008

“Eaglet Admitted to Wildlife Center of Virginia”

The Wildlife Center has provided the following initial information regarding their care of the Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglet. As more information becomes available we will pass it long.

"The baby Bald Eagle arrived at the Wildlife Center at about 7 p.m. on Thursday. The bird was assigned a patient number – 08-887 – and given a preliminary physical examination by Drs. Dave McRuer and Mark Ruder.

The eagle weighed in at one kilogram and was in good body condition. Of concern is a soft tissue mass on the left side of the upper beak. The eagle was given fluids and antibiotics and was fed three mice – which it ate vigorously.

Later today the Wildlife Center veterinary staff will take radiographs of the eagle. The Center is also working to arrange a CT scan of the eagle’s head at another medical-care facility...

...The eaglet is now being housed in a fake nest in a small enclosure. The eaglet will be fed a mixture of cut-up mice and fish two to three times daily."