Zoo Atlanta gets bald eagle

Zoo Atlanta welcomes a new edition in this bald eagle from the Auburn Raptor Center.
Zoo Atlanta welcomes a new edition in this bald eagle from the Auburn Raptor Center. (Courtesy: Stephanie Earhart)

(AP) – Zoo Atlanta officials say they’re welcoming a new bald eagle from the Auburn Raptor Center in Alabama.

Zoo officials say the eagle is being kept out of public view for now during its quarantine period, but is expected to be on display for the public in mid-July.

The zoo’s President and CEO Raymond King says the eagle has been rehabilitated and would not have been able to live independently in the wild.

Officials say the zoo was able to acquire the eagle through a $10,000 crowdfunding campaign. The campaign paid for the federal permit to house the eagle, expenses associated with bringing it from Alabama, the cost of setting up a habitat and more.

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