April 1 - Louisiana State University's veterinary school set a bald eagle free after treating her for a broken shoulder. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A bald eagle was released back into nature after being treated for a broken shoulder at Louisiana State University.
The treatment program lasted three months, and now the eagle appears to be in good health.
"She'll spend another hour or so scoping the area and getting comfortable and eventually she'll start making her way around," said Javier Nevarez, associate professor of zoology medicine, after freeing the eagle from a portable kennel.
Bald eagles, the national symbol of the United States, were removed from the federal threatened and endangered species list in 2007 after they soared back from near extinction.