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Zoo will let escaped eagle fly free

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago July 25, 2013 Jul 25, 2013 Thursday, July 25 2013 July 25, 2013 11:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Zoo officials have given up most hope that a missing eagle will return.

The bald eagle flew the coop just before Independence Day when it was spooked by zookeepers in its cage. The eagle flew threw fencing, and into the wild.

Thursday, after nearly a month of searching, the zoo told WBRZ News 2 it has ceased an active search and will respond to sightings.

The zoo said the bird is likely doing fine and enjoying being in the wild.

When the bird escaped, it surprised handlers who did not know it could fly because of previous injuries.
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