2 golden eagles released after months of rehab

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.



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PRICE, Utah (AP) — Two golden eagles have been released back into the wild in Utah after months of rehabilitation.

KSL reports (http://bit.ly/1i0p5mZ ) the male and female eagles flew off a cliff at Dead Horse State Park on Sunday as a group of onlookers watched. Both are about a year old, and had come to the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation center within days of each other.

One of the birds was found in Carbon County, while the other was discovered on Highway 191 near the Moab Airport.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Evans says dispatchers fielded a call about an eagle trying to get onto the road after being hit by a car. One of the birds was later named after him.

The eagles needed to relearn survival skills before their release.

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