- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A bald eagle that’s taken up residence at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic now has a lifelong reminder of the moment it was rescued from the Illinois River with an injured wing. The eagle now has a name: River.

It comes from Kimberly Weber, of Memphis, Tennessee. The (Champaign) News-Gazette (https://bit.ly/29ifqsQ ) reports that Weber’s was the winning entry in a contest to name the bird.

The bird will stay at the clinic because the amputation of part of its injured wing made it impossible to release it to the wild.

The name River beat out suggestions like Liberty and humorous entries like Flies in Circles and Leftie.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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