July 17 (UPI) — A wildlife refuge in New York state is pleading for the return of a disabled bald eagle that was stolen from the power.
The Quogue Wildlife Refuge mentioned somebody broke into the power’s Out of doors Wildlife Advanced in Lengthy Island between 5 p.m. Monday and seven:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The intruders stole Sam, a bald eagle that has lived on the facility since 1988, when he was injured by a gunshot would and had his proper wing amputated.
The theft is believed to have occurred about four:16 a.m. Tuesday, when safety digicam footage recorded somebody loading an object that seemed to be a bag right into a automobile and driving away.
“He might be burdened and can’t survive with out our care,” the refuge mentioned in a Fb put up. “We wish him again unhurt. It’s a federally protected chicken and can’t survive within the wild as he has an amputated wing.”
Bald eagles have a lifespan of 20-30 years within the wild, however have been identified to reside as much as 50 years in captivity.