Bald eagle injured during winter storm moved to new home at Houston Zoo

The eagle named Mae had a badly injured wing that impacts her capability to fly so she could not be launched again into the wild.

HOUSTON — A wonderful bald eagle that hardly survived the lethal winter storm has a new home at the Houston Zoo. 

Mae’s wing was critically injured when she was discovered by a recreation warden in Huxley, Texas.

She was handled with antibiotics at Last Chance Forever earlier than she was properly sufficient to transfer Angelina Animal Hospital in Lufkin. 

Mae recovered from the an infection however the extreme harm affected her capability to fly so she could not be launched again into the wild.  

The Zoo was completely happy to welcome the eagle in early May however she spent a while behind the scenes in quarantine. 

She was launched to Sally, a bald eagle present in Oklahoma with an injured wing. 

The birds of a feather hit it off and had been moved to the Texas Wetlands bald eagle exhibit on June 15. 

Mae is called after former astronaut Mae Jemison, the primary Black lady in house and Sally is a tribute to Sally Ride, the primary lady in house.

The variety of wild bald eagles plunged within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s due to the results of pesticides. 

They had been added to the Endangered Species checklist and their numbers slowly climbed. In 2007, eagles had been thriving once more and so they had been faraway from the checklist.

A portion of every Zoo admission and membership goes towards defending animals within the wild.

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