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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

AEF rehabilitated redtails released at Ijams


John Martin, reporter from WBIR-Channel 10, interviewed Nancy and Hannah before the release.


This morning, Nancy Zagaya and intern Hannah Start with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) located in Pigeon Forge, released two rehabilitated red-tailed hawks at Ijams on the main campus near the Visitor Center. 

Both birds are wild and were found injured in Knox County. They were treated at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine before being transferred to the American Eagle Foundation for rehabilitation.  

This is truly a labor of love to be able to return these birds to the wild. Seeing them fly was very inspiring.  

- Text by Pam Petko-Seus, photos by Stephen Lyn Bales



AEF intern Hannah Start from Birmingham, England releases first hawk.

Vet tech Nancy Zagaya, releases second redtail.

Rehabilitated redtail surveys her new home. 


Click for story on WBIR website: red-tails



1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!! That's a great work they are doing!

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