Bald eagles released from rehab

Updated: 05/12/2014 3:56 PM | Created: 05/12/2014 3:54 PM
By: Rebecca Klopf, WREX

Two symbols of America are soaring again.

Ohio's Hoo Haven wildlife rehab center rescued two bald eagles last year. On Saturday the pair, Courage and Valor, were released back into the wild.

Courage, just a few months old, was found out of his nest and starving.

"It was very thin, it could not fly. You figured raptors, once they are on the ground for maybe four or five days without any food, things just don't do well. So we were able to capture it, brought it back to Hoo Haven. We gave it IVs, we supplemented its food," says Karen Herdklotz, director of Hoo Haven Wildlife and Education Center. Just a short time later, Hoo Haven got a second call. Another bald eagle was found out of its nest near the Mississippi River.

"Again, very young, very immature. Flight abilities... we were able to catch him. So then after awhile we put them both in the huge flight pen together and they started clicking," says Herdklotz.

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