American Bald Eagle that was shot, rescued now at San Antonio Zoo

American Bald Eagle named Haley suffered gunshot wound in 1998

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - An American Bald Eagle that recovered from a gunshot wound and was rescued has found a new home in San Antonio.

The female eagle, named Haley, is now on exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo, just in time for spring break.

She suffered a gunshot to her wing in 1998 and was successfully rehabilitated, but the gunshot wound inhibited her ability to fly.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that she could not be released into the wild so she lived at several zoos across the nation before finding a home in San Antonio.

“We are very happy and proud to provide a home to this iconic species and share her with the San Antonio community,” said San Antonio Zoo CEO and executive director Tim Morrow.

“She is one of over 800 species in our care that allow us to share our passion for animal care, education and conservation. Having Haley at the San Antonio Zoo will help inspire people to love, engage, act and protect animals,” Morrow said in a press release.

Zoo officials said that they are planning to bring a male eagle to the zoo to serve as a companion animal for Haley.

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