Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bald Eagle at Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Today I am connecting to Wordless Wednesday.  You can find other entries here.

I am a little late but I am also linking to Anni's BIRD D'pot which you can find here.

There are two rescued birds at the Virginia National Zoo, Abe and Jefferson.  I am not sure which one this is.  They were injured in the wild and brought to the zoo for treatment.  Unfortunately their injuries made them permanent residents and they will never be released back into the wild.  But they are getting lots of love and care from the zoo staff and after recovering from their initial injuries, are thriving.  You can read more about them here if you scroll down the page a bit.

According to what I read, the Bald Eagle was chosen as the the US national symbol in 1782 because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks.  At one time the turkey was considered but with all due respect to the turkey, I am glad they decided on the Bald Eagle.

You can read more about this magnificent bird here.