Today is a special day for all involved with the TreeHouse Wildlife Center. After months of rehabilitation, a bald eagle will be returned to the wild at the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Brussels. The eagle was rehabilitated through the use of an in-flight raptor cage that was made possible by a donation from Ameren Illinois.
The eagle was found in Calhoun County earlier this year suffering from lead poisoning. After nursing the bird back to health, TreeHouse founder Adele Moore says they used the cage to get the eagle used to flying and hunting again.
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Ameren Illinois earmarked $35,000 earlier this year to make the cage a reality. Today’s event begins at 11am, and is open to the public. Moore says to allow for enough time to cross the river at the Brussels Ferry, and then follow the signs that will direct you to the refuge.