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Tommy Young shown with a juvenile bald eagle that was rehabilitated and released in 2015.

Injured Bald Eagle in Need of Costly Surgery

BY MELANIE BUCK –

A juvenile bald eagle was hit by a car at Cossatot River State Park last Friday and is in need of surgery. Rehabilitator Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center said that it will take more than $1,000 to fix the endangered animal. The two and a half year old female bald eagle’s pelvic girdle is broken and needs x-rays and at minimum, two steel plates and two titanium pins to repair the injury.

Young would like to be able to perform surgery and rehabilitate the eagle to be ready for release in time for his 80,000th release celebration, set for the end of the year. Young most recently released two hawks and two owls at the Visitor’s Center at the base of Rich Mountain bringing his total within four of his goal.

If you would like to help in any way, make a donation, or sponsor an animal, contact Tommy Young at 479-437-3750.

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