"Some people don't understand why we help animals in need. We don't understand why they wonder"

The natural law in the evolution of nature is "the survival of the fittest". This ensures that only the best and strongest genes are passed on for future generations. But sometimes accidents do happen in nature that don't involve genetics where it just doesn't seem quite fair if a helping hand is not offered. This happens quite a lot actually and thankfully there are wonderful people known as wildlife rehabilitators that can step in when needed.

This past Spring on Memorial Day in the state of Illinois, 2 baby bald eaglets were found on the ground after falling when their nest had collapsed. They were very young, only about 6 weeks old, and would not have survived if left alone. Even their parents would not have been able to save them.

Thankfully they were found and then taken in by the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a wildlife organization that rescues and nurses animals and birds back to health so that they can be returned to the wild which is their natural home. At first, the organization tried to involve the parent eagles again by rebuilding and placing a nest back in the tree. But the parents would have nothing to do with this. So the baby eaglets were then raised and taught how to fly at the facility.

They were recently released back into the wild now that they were old and strong enough to be on their own. This was done at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois before a crowd of hopeful well-wishers. One by one the eagles were released only to successfully fly off into the forest. It was a joyous occasion for the rehabilitators - their work was now over for the young eagles and their goal of sending them back off to live successfully in the wild had been achieved.

Responses to "Rescued young bald eagles released back into the wild (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    loook how big they are ! ( i didnt realize) -I wonder why the nest fell apart-(must happen naturally at times of ?) but maye a grass type or something natural has been changed or absent - and caused to break ? Interesting & what splendor!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Its an awesome work these people did .Thanks to such people who work so hard to protect the wildlife.

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