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Northwest Trek’s oldest resident dies

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm with No Comments »
October 2, 2008 3:23 pm

A bald eagle which has been at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park since 1976 died Thursday, the park announced.

Park zoologists believe the bird was 35 years old. A bald eagle can live up to 40 years in the wild and longer in captivity, according to the American Eagle Foundation.

The eagle first arrived at Northwest Trek with a gunshot injury. He recovered at the Eatonville-area park but couldn’t be released into the wild because of the injuries.

A necropsy to determine cause of death hasn’t been completed.

He was the park’s oldest animal. That title now belongs to one of the two male golden eagles, who was born in 1974.

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