- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is about 34 years old is one of the oldest they’ve seen in a long time.

The bird is healing after it apparently hit a vehicle.

The eagle was found near the National Elk Refuge. It was taken to the Teton Raptor Center for treatment.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (https://tinyurl.com/gm9v75j ) staffers determined the bald eagle’s age because it was banded for a Wyoming study as a fledgling in 1982.

Biologists say bald eagles in the wild typically live about 20 years.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com



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