Injured Bald Eagle Soars Once More Thanks to Skilled Veterinarian

The bald eagle, a symbol of freedom and an awe-inspiring sight can sometimes fall prey to accidental hunting incidents.

These unfortunate events can lead to severe injuries or death, rendering the majestic birds flightless. Rescuers often find these injured eagles and transport them to rehabilitation centers for treatment and recovery.

One such bald eagle named Wolf has an inspiring story to tell. Wolf, who earned her name due to her aggressive nature, was treated by Dr. Cliff Redford from Wellington Vet Hospital after being accidentally shot by duck hunters.

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Watch the video at the end.

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The injury caused her to crash, with bones protruding from her skin. Despite never having treated a bird as large as a bald eagle, Dr. Redford successfully performed surgery on Wolf, who then recovered at Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge.

Dr. Redford shared that Wolf quickly woke up after anesthesia and was sent to the rehab facility for six weeks.

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Her recovery, however, was not without challenges. As an apex predator, Wolf required a blanket covering half her body during physical therapy to prevent attacks and keep her calm. Still, she cooperated throughout the healing process, eager to return to the skies.

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Under Dr. Cliff’s and his team’s supervision, Wolf practiced her flying skills in a spacious, enclosed area. Though her initial flights were not as high or long as before, she persisted, improving steadily. Finally, the day arrived when Wolf was ready to be released back into the wild.

Dr. Cliff recalled the cold, wintery day on the frozen Niagara River when Wolf was set free. Before letting her go, he gave her a final examination, during which she nipped his hand as if to say goodbye.

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As Wolf took to the skies again, her wings as good as new, the snow-covered landscape seemed even more enchanting. The remarkable moment was captured in a video showcasing the breathtaking sight of a bald eagle regaining its ability to fly.

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Kudos to Dr. Cliff and the Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge for giving Wolf a second chance at life.

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Via: Greater Good

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