A beautiful one year-old female bald eagle is now at home at the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, 1401 W. Middlefork Drive.
Sadly, the bird was hit by a car in South Carolina and sustained a permanent wing injury. She will have to remain in captivity for the rest of her life. For the past year, the eagle has undergone extensive rehabilitation at the Center for Birds of Prey near Charleston, South Carolina.
Rob Carmichael, Curator of the Wildlife Disctovery Center, made the 2,000 mile round-trip voyage to bring the bird to Lake Forest’s Wildlife Discovery Center. He stated "She is becoming a natural at the WDC, inhabiting an outdoor cage in the area of the other birds of prey and is slowly getting used to seeing people. Eventually, she will be integrated into the Center’ onsite and outreach education programs.
Rob believes that “She will be a big attraction at the WDC. She does not have a name yet, but we will be establishing a contest and publicizing it on our Facebook page. Her favorite foods are whole fish and rodents.”
For further information, please contact Rob Carmichael or 847.902.9941.