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Wildlife Center of Virginia to Release Bald Eagle

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File photo of a bald eagle. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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KING GEORGE, Va. — The Wildlife Center of Virginia is set to release a bald eagle at Land’s End Wildlife Management Area in King George.

The release will occur on Thursday.

The wildlife center says the bald eagle being released was found on the side of the road in King George County in May after it was apparently hit by a vehicle while scavenging on road-kill.

The eagle has spent the past few weeks in the center’s outdoor flight pens.

Virginia’s bald eagle population is on the rebound. It was once down to 50 nests in the state, but there are now more than 1,000 active bald eagle nests.

Since its founding in 1982, the center has cared for more than 65,000 wild animals.

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