TOLEDO, Ohio — A bald eagle with a wrist injury and damaged wing couldn't be grounded for long after it was found near a golf course in Point Place back in February.
When the nursery first admitted and ran tests on her, they found she had a heart condition and were able to learn her age due to her being banded at her nest in 1995.
Bald eagles have an average lifespan of 20 years, but Mara has been able to survive an injury and an ongoing medical condition that might have kept others like her from spreading their wings ever again.
She had to stay at the nursery until she could heal enough to be transferred comfortably to her retirement home at the zoo, which happened on April 8.
The elderly raptor was reintroduced as the newest resident to the zoo's bald eagle exhibit on Wednesday in honor of American Eagle Day, an annual day of celebration for and education about America's symbolic bird of prey.
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