Palo Alto's missing bald eagle is found

Feb 26, 2016 8:18 PM by News Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A Palo Alto zoo's missing bald eagle is home again after wandering off during a training exercise this week.

KPIX 5 reports that the 27-year-old female eagle named Sequoia was found at an open space preserve and returned to her handlers Friday.

The eagle was rescued years ago from the wild after suffering a gunshot wound that paralyzed her tail. She cannot fly well enough to catch prey, but has gone missing previously.

Sequoia was taking part in a flight training exercise Monday when she got distracted and flew away from her handlers at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

She was found at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, which is in Los Altos, California, about 12 miles southeast of the zoo.

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