Non-Releasable Due to Injury

What does it mean?

Animals may become injured when they are in the wild and be taken to a rehabilitation center. Those that are not able to be re-released to the wild may be used in Zoos or Museums for education purposes.

Non-Releasable Due to Injury


Unfortunately many animals are the victim to injuries and accidents every day. Some wild animals are able to be taken to a rehabilitation center were they are provided care and treatment based on their needs. While the goal is always to return an animal to the wild, this is not always possible. The animal may have lose it vision, no longer be able to fly, or have a disease that requires on-going medical treatment. The Zoo will taken these animals so we can teach our community about the species, but also assure it remains safe and receives the care it needs.

Adult Bald eagles have dark brown feathers covering their body. The feathers on the head and tail are white. Juveniles have brown feathers. The female are larger and can weigh 14 pounds and have a wingspan of 6 feet. They mate for life. Nests can reach 10 feet and weigh half a ton.

They have black fur around their eyes, they have a dense gray coat, and their tails are ringed with black and gray stripes. The males are larger than the females and they can weigh up to 25 pounds.

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