- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The wild bald eagle that had skin graft surgery at an Omaha zoo this summer received a celebrity send-off when it was released into the wild.

The Omaha World-Herald reports was released Monday near Nebraska City by Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis, who has supported local raptor recovery groups.

The eagle was spotted near Syracuse in May by fisherman with no feathers on its head. Doctors later determined that the scab on the eagle’s head was from an electrical burn.

The eagle recovered sooner than expected at the Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery. Spokeswoman Molly Mullen says the eagle is healthy and strong.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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