ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) - A rescued bald eagle has landed a new home at the Detroit Zoo.
A male bald eagle from southern Indiana wasn't able to be released back into the wild after he was injured. One of his wings was severely damaged, presumably after he flew into a power line, and had to be amputated.
The bird, named Mr. America, came to the zoo before Thanksgiving and spent several weeks in quarantine. He now is with another rescued male bald eagle, Flash, in their American Grasslands habitat overlooking Pierson Lake.
Mr. America is estimated to be between 5 and 6 years old and, at just 6 pounds, is considered small for his species. Mature eagles typically weigh 10 to 15 pounds and have a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet.
His new friend Flash arrived from Alaska's Kodiak Island in 2009 after suffering a wing injury that prevented his release back into the wild.