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A year after being un-endangered: checking in on the status of the Bald Eagle

June 19, 2008

This Friday is American Eagle Day, a time of observance for the nations revered emblem, and it comes a year after the bird was taken off the endangered species list. How is the eagle population doing today? A University of Minnesota eagle expert weighs in:
Juli Ponder, University of Minnesota Raptor Center executive director

Ponder has studied and worked with bald eagles as a veterinarian for more than 15 years. She can discuss the thriving bald eagle population, why it has happened and current legislation that protects them. She can also discuss the health threats eagles face in the wild. The universitys Raptor Center specializes in the care and study of eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and treats more than 800 birds a year. 

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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