3 bald eaglets released at Chincoteague

3 bald eaglets released at Chincoteague

Credit: Wildlife Center of Virginia

These two eaglets were found down on the ground in Chincoteague in May.

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Associated Press & 13News Now

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 20 at 11:45 AM

11:45 a.m.: Eaglets have been released.
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CHINCOTEAGUE (AP) - Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eaglets at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and it's open to the public.

A storm blew two of the eaglets out of their nest near Chincoteague. The other eagle's nest near Tappahannock was destroyed by a tornado.

All three eaglets were taken to the wildlife center in Waynesboro.

The center says each eaglet has been fitted with a GPS transmitter to track its travel.

Every year, about 2,600 animals – ranging from Bald Eagles to Black Bear cubs to hummingbirds and chipmunks – are brought to the Wildlife Center for care. The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild.

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