Pacific Wildlife Care releases Golden Eagle back into the wild
Eagle recovered from striking a power like
–Pacific Wildlife Care and California Wild, run by Margarita Adventures zipline canopy tours, released a golden eagle into the environment today at Santa Margarita Ranch near the town of Santa Margarita.
Earlier this week, a citizen saw the golden eagle strike a power line alongside Highway 58, and the bird was immediately distressed. The eagle was placed under the care of a veterinarian at Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay, whose mission is to support San Luis Obispo County wildlife through rehabilitation and educational outreach.
“Pacific Wildlife Care reached out to us, because they knew about our commitment to wildlife education, and because they understood that Santa Margarita Ranch would be a fitting and safe environment ,” said Sherryl Clendenen, staff naturalist for Margarita Adventures. “The release will take place close to where the eagle was found, which is the generally the best practice.”
“The eagle appears to be healthy now, and there’s definitely a sense of urgency to get it back into the wild,” said Clendenen.