Bald Eagle Rescued In Downtown Tulsa To Be Released Sunday

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 1:35 pm
By: News On 6

After spending over a week at the Tulsa Zoo, a juvenile bald eagle rescued in downtown Tulsa earlier this month will be released early Sunday.

The eagle was found in downtown Tulsa in the early hours of June 9 and taken to the Tulsa Zoo for care. 

In a release, the Tulsa Zoo says the young eagle was thin and dehydrated, but x-rays showed no signs of fractures.

There were no significant signs on blood work, but testing did indicate muscle damage, which aligns with eye-witness accounts that the bird had flown into a structure.

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The Tulsa Zoo says the the bald eagle has made a full recovery and will be released at 7 a.m. near 23rd Street just west of the Arkansas River.

Zoo officials say Tulsa Police officer J.D. Pyatt was one of the individuals who helped zoo staff capture the eagle so he will be allowed to release the eagle back to the wild on Sunday.