Nearly blind bald eagle will get new home at sanctuary near STL
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A nearly blind bald eagle will be getting a new home at a bird sanctuary near St. Louis.
The eagle, which is blind in its left eye, was rescued from LaClede County a month ago and taken to Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield. It was in danger of being euthanized if a new home could not be found soon.
Zoo spokeswoman Melinda Arnold says the bird will be transferred Friday to the World Bird Sanctuary at Valley Park, which includes a wildlife hospital.
The Springfield New-Leader reports the Springfield zoo has two bald eagles and doesn't have room for a third. Zoo officials say the bird can't be released into the wild because it wouldn't survive without vision in its left eye.