PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (TND) — A bald eagle that was injured and left near the side of railroad tracks in Prince William County, Virginia has made a remarkable recovery.
The endangered bird, and national symbol of the U.S., was found by members of the Prince William County Police department downed and disoriented.
They were able to take the ragle to the Animal Education and Rescue Organization (AERO), a Clifton, Va.-based nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native wildlife.
AERO officials said this collaborative effort set the stage for a story that highlights the crucial intersection of human vigilance and wildlife conservation.
The eagle underwent weeks of dedicated rehabilitation under the care of Dr. Belinda Burwell and made an astounding recovery, showcasing the resilience of nature and the impact of specialized care.
The rehabilitated eagle took flight once more in the skies above Leopold's Preserve in Haymarket, Va.
WJLA's Athena Matthews contributed reporting