POSTED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:04am
Baton Rouge, La — On January 13, Dr. James Lacour, veterinarian with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, brought a juvenile bald eagle (gender unknown) to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
The eagle had a fracture of the distal aspect of the right wing (wrist level). Doctors at the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital amputated part of the injured wing, thus making the eagle unable to be released. The eagle is now doing well.
On Wednesday, March 21, Dr. Krista Jones, zoological intern, and veterinary students on the hospital’s Bird, Zoo, Exotic Medicine Service, will transport the eagle to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, where the eagle will reside permanently.
Members of the media are invited to come to the LSU Veterinary School at 12:15 p.m. or BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo at 1 p.m. to conduct interviews and photograph or video the move.