BLOOMINGTON, Ill. ó The pair of bald eagles that live at Miller Park Zoo have been getting visits from a wild eagle thatís stopped by the Bloomington zoo several times.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported that the wild eagle has even landed in the open-topped enclosure that houses the flightless pair, Beauty and Mathata.
Zoo Superintendent Jay Tetzloff says the eagles have been ďtalkingĒ back and forth. He says itís been exciting to watch a wild eagle so closely.
Wildlife biology professor Given Harper of Illinois Wesleyan University says he suspects the wild eagle is looking for a mate. He says it could be an eagle thatís just reaching maturity or one that lost its mate.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.