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New addition at local raptor center helps to further rehabilitate eagles

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - There's a new addition at Quincy's Raptor Rehabilitation Center aimed at helping eagles once again spread their wings and fly.

Assistant Director Karen Roush says the $2,000 eagle pen was built by a boy scout looking to earn his eagle badge.

The new pen is now home to two eagles and includes a bath, a jump box and several different perches which all help the birds adapt back to their natural habitat.

"It's not always the best thing to have them inside because they're in a small space," Roush said. "We need them outside so they're not banging up their wings and breaking feathers."

Roush says they're also looking to add a tool shed as well as an additional weathering area outside for smaller birds.

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