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Norfolk eagle treated for Avian Pox can't be released to the wild

Conservation & Preservation


 10:34 AM EDT on Monday, August 24, 2009 

By 13News  

Courtesy Wildlife Center of Virginia

The eagle on a perch in his new pen.


WAYNESBORO – The eagle born at Norfolk Botanical Garden last year and relocated to Waynesboro for treatment of Avian Pox will never be released to the wild, officials at The Wildlife Center of Virginia said Monday.

While the eagle doesn’t have an official name, fans from the WVEC.com Eagle Cam have nicknamed him Poink, Buddy and Easter.

He’s been a patient at the center since May.

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