UF Vet Med staff release rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild
On July 16, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine staffers helped release a female juvenile bald eagle back into the wild at Newnans Lake. The eagle, named Roosevelt, was treated for two months at UF's Small Animal Hospital after being found unable to fly. She subsequently underwent rehabilitation at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, FL. When she was deemed ready, Audubon representatives drove Roosevelt back to Gainesville, where she was successfully released back to her original environment.