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