ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT)- A Bald Eagle found in February with a broken wing was rehabilitated and is set to be released into the wild Thursday afternoon.
The mature eagle had to undergo surgery to have a pin placed, and went through physical therapy. Now, he's flying very well according to the vet at Soarin Hawk, and is ready to return home.
Eagles mate for life, so the vet hopes releasing him in the same area he was found will help him get back to his mate and young.
"We like to release them back to the same area that they came from in case they already have a mate there that they'll go back to. At this point in the year, there could already be young in the nest, too, if he does have a mate. So, we'll release him back into that same area, and then hopefully he'll get back together with his mate and keep living his good life," said Pat Funnell with Soarin Hawk.
The eagle will be released Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Marsh.