Zoo continues search for escaped bald eagle
BATON ROUGE - Zoo workers spent their Independence Day searching for an escaped bald eagle in Baton Rouge.
A spokesperson for the BREC Zoo said they were investigating several tips called in since the bird's escape on Wednesday.
The zoo said the bald eagle escaped while its exhibit was being worked on, and something startled it. The bird flew into the mesh surrounding its enclosure and escaped through a hole, flying away from the zoo.
The bald eagle was on loan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The bird is unmarked, and zoo keepers ask people to leave it alone if they spot him.
You can call in sightings and tips to (225) 775-3877.