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Biophila Center Now Home To A Pair of Bald Eagles

December 9, 2011 by SoWal Staff

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in SoWal is an amazing place, named after one of America's premier biologists. You may have heard it is one of the must-see attractions in SoWal for locals and visitors. Well, now you have an even better reason to go and something that will no doubt be a magnet for the wildlife and education facility.

For the past several months, there has been a flurry of exciting activity at the Center.  Some of you may have noticed the construction activity centered between the grass mounds and the classroom buildings. 

We've been preparing for the arrival of our newest animal ambassadors - a pair of Bald Eagles named Agena and Olaha.  For the last 19 years, they have been residing at Big Bend Wildlife Center located in Altha, Florida. But now they will be on exhibit in their new home here at the Center. Both birds are unable to be released back into the wild due to the injuries they sustained as chicks falling from their nests.

Agena, the female, arrived several days ago, with Olaha to join her within the next few weeks. Agena had spent the past two months in Maitland Florida’s Audubon Center for Birds of Prey where she received medical and rehabilitative care. Please come out and see these majestic birds who are the proud symbols of our country!

 

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