Injured bald eagle freed from Orlando storm drain dies

ORLANDO, Fla.(WESH) — One of two bald eagles found trapped in an Orlando storm drain last week has died.

While one of the eagles flew away, the other was freed and taken to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for treatment.

Clinic staff said with the help of the Winter Park Veterinary Hospital, every attempt was made to save the bird.

“We’re going to continue educating the community on why we must conserve Florida’s environment to help prevent the loss of our nation’s symbol of freedom. We’d like to thank the community for the outpouring of support,” said Katie Warner, Director of the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

“Releasing recovered eagles back to the wild is important. It is also just as important to make sure eagles and all wild birds have water, food and places to nest and raise their young. We are calling on all Floridians to work with Audubon to protect eagle habitat so the once endangered species can thrive.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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