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.”

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