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Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:29am

Injured Bald Eagle Moves To Statesboro

A bald eagle unable to take wing has found a permanent home at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Franklin, a 6-pound bird, will join two other bald eagles now at the university's Center for Wildlife Education.

The bird was found running in woods near Tallahassee, Fla., with a fractured wing and other damage. A veterinarian was unable to fix the injuries, meaning the bird cannot fly. As a result, the eagle cannot be released back into the wild.

Federal wildlife officials have allowed the bird to go live at the university. School officials say it will be on display near a nature walk.

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