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Two weekends ago I was waiting for the predators show to start when a park employee announced that the show was cancelled because an eagle had flown out of the enclose. Multiple park workers were roaming around looking for it and I never heard then end of the story. Wonder if this is the same eagle and if it has a death wish or just wants to fly away to freedom. I though that all of the eagles were injured in such a way that they could not fly. What gives?
 
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A while back, an eagle (or some type of large predator bird) escaped the (a) habitat and went missing for a few days. It had gotten so far as the First Aid station in the Wild Reserve. Since then it has been found and placed back in its habitat. As far as their flight ability, they can still jump and flap their wings and sort of fly, but they can't take off and soar like they originally could, and because of this they become vulnerable in the wild. Obviously they have gotten better at getting over the enclosure, perhaps they can add a larger enclosure much like the aviary in Lorikeet Glen in the Wild Reserve.

The park posted a poll, which Howl-o-Scream show do you like the most. And the results clearly is Fiends is #1 by 77 votes, Dig It Up is #2 by 22 votes, and Night Beats is last by 11 votes. So clearly the GP enjoys the nurses just as much. I guess the ones who complained about Fiends are the minority in this situation.
 
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I would like to announce that Liberty, one of their bald eagles had escaped its habitat and managed to get to and found at the Newport New Reservoir. It kind of scares me to think, could the park have done anything better to protect the animal? Also, I think after this little act of an eagle escaping, they may want to re-think the bald eagle enclosure.
 
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Here's the thing, none of the eagles in there were supposed to be able to fly due to previous injuries. This is the same thing as being as a blind man being able see one random day.

Thinking about it, I'm not sure if Liberty was kept in the enclosure... things got more interesting.
 

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Just split this discussion off from the Facebook thread because it seems to be quite the problem...
 
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What happening? The two events being discussed are two separate things that have nothing to do with each other.
 

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PzP said:
Here's the thing, none of the eagles in there were supposed to be able to fly due to previous injuries. This is the same thing as being as a blind man being able see one random day.

Thinking about it, I'm not sure if Liberty was kept in the enclosure... things got more interesting.
Point taken. So just like in Jurassic Park:
Dr. Ian Malcolm: "No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way."
 

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As I understand it (I am reiterating this) during non operational day (i.e. no guests in the park) the Eagles are all over that eagle ridge area, and are certainly outside of their enclosure.
 
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Talked to one of the bird handlers today. The eagle known as "Liberty" did indeed fly off to the Newport News water reservoir a short distance from where I live. The nice lady told me that this particular bird is not handicapped like the others. He was rescued from an oil spill and has been recuperating to regrow all of the feathers in his wings. He is a very capable flyer.
 
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I was at the park Friday night and noticed that they've added a good amount of netting around the Wolf side of the Eagle enclosure. Yes, it looks awful, but I guess we'll have to live with it till they can figure out a more permanent solution. I'll be back today (Saturday) and will try to remember to grab pictures.
 
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I've heard of it happening at least three times now with the bald eagles. Sounds like something is going to need to be done.

Something has been done. The park is removing the bald eagle exhibit for 2013. I have heard somethings on the inside the the eagles actually belong to someone else who wasn't very happy to hear that Liberty escaped three times. I can confirm that major work has been done to remove the habitat.
 
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