Bald eagle that was fixture at nature center since 1979 dies of old age

The eagle arrived at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul after being hit by a car. After having a wing amputated, the eagle settled in for three-plus decades as a popular attraction among visitors, schoolchildren in particular. The eagle died of liver failure related to old age.
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The eagle arrived at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul after being hit by a car. After having a wing amputated, the eagle settled in for three-plus decades as a popular attraction among visitors, schoolchildren in particular. The eagle died of liver failure related to old age.

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