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Houston Zoo’s Liberty Celebrates Birthday

The Houston Zoo is celebrating Liberty–the zoo’s six-year-old bald eagle. The zoo is marking Liberty’s sixth birthday tomorrow at the Children’s Zoo. Liberty ended up at the zoo in January 2000 after being shot in the wing. Amy Simpson is a supervisor at the Children’s Zoo. She says Liberty was found in Wharton County. Simpson […]

The Houston Zoo is celebrating Liberty–the zoo’s six-year-old bald eagle. The zoo is marking Liberty’s sixth birthday tomorrow at the Children’s Zoo. Liberty ended up at the zoo in January 2000 after being shot in the wing. Amy Simpson is a supervisor at the Children’s Zoo. She says Liberty was found in Wharton County.

Simpson says that meant Liberty was deemed “unreleasable,” but rehabilitated and able to live a good life in captivity.

Simpson says Liberty is shy but is comfortable around some of her care takers and does enjoy some of the benefits of captivity.

Guests can sign a birthday card tomorrow between 10am and 3pm and sing “Happy Birthday” to Liberty at 12:30. There will special talks throughout the day.

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