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A Bald Eagle Found Near Death Takes Flight Again in Maryland

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WOODSTOCK, Md. (AP)- A once-starving bald eagle that spent the past 7 weeks regaining her strength at a wildlife sanctuary has taken flight once again in Maryland.           

Sanctuary worker Colleen Layton-Robbins says the female bald eagle was released back into the open air on Sunday.           

Rescuers say that when they found the bird on a July afternoon, she was just half the normal weight of a healthy bald eagle, could only fly 3 feet (1 meter) off the ground and was motionless for hours.           

Volunteers with the Woodstock nonprofit Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary say they think a bone lodged in the eagle's system was preventing her from digesting.           

Once listed as an endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says bald eagle populations are now rising.

           

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