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Bald Eagle takes flight after recovering from being shot

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Rose Augustine, a wildlife keeper at Willowbrook and (right) Rob Negrete, who was one of the two officers involved in the eagle’s initial rescue. (Photos courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County) Rose Augustine, a wildlife keeper at Willowbrook and (right) Rob Negrete, who was one of the two officers involved in the eagle’s initial rescue. (Photos courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County)
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

On Friday, an injured bald eagle from Oak Lawn was returned to the wild after overcoming a broken wing.

What looked like the death of an iconic American animal has now turned into an incredible story of recovery. The bald eagle was shot and left to die. However, the bird found new life thanks to the help of some caring humans at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

“This bird had unfortunately sustained a gunshot wound, and once that injury was treated the eagle started to regain health and made good progress through all phases of rehabilitation,” says Rose Augustine, an animal care staff member at Willowbrook.

The Willowbrook Wildlife Center is open to the public seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.

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