Arizona News: Young bald eagle released back into the wild celebrates freedom on July 4

Arizona News: Young bald eagle released back into the wild celebrates freedom on July 4

3-year-old eagle undergoes surgery to repair broken leg, released at Horseshoe Lake

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – After a graceful half-mile flight across Horseshoe Lake, the 3-year-old bald eagle released back into the wild by Arizona Game and Fish Department and Liberty Wildlife was free once again.

It was a fitting conclusion for the bird that was found in February at a Queen Creek dairy suffering from a shattered femur.  Left untreated the bird would have certainly died, yet four months later, a small group of onlookers watched in excitement as this national symbol glided low across the water’s surface, declaring its independence just days ahead of the July 4 holiday.

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