Crowd Says "Bon Voyage" to Bald Eagle Released Back Into Wild - - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Crowd Says "Bon Voyage" to Bald Eagle Released Back Into Wild

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A short-term resident of the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck receives a warm send-off at Fort Lincoln State Park.

Two months ago, a bald eagle was found unable to fly near Lincoln.

He was then transported to the Dakota Zoo for rehabilitation.

Saturday morning, he is being released back into the wild.

Despite high winds and freezing temperatures, Zoo Director Terry Lincoln says today was the perfect day to release the eagle.

"He's actually been outside every day since we've received him. So, he's very well acclimated to the winter weather. It's really a good time to release him. It's nice and windy. He can move where he wants to. It doesn't phase an eagle. They're built for this kind of stuff."

Bon Voyage!

Rehabilitated eagles are typically released at Fort Lincoln State Park because of the habitat near the Missouri River.

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