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Eagles in Iowa Program, Featuring Thora

Posted September 19, 2012 in Ankeny, Community Blogs

The Kirkendall Public Library will be offering a program, “Eagles in Iowa” featuring Thora, the eagle on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30pm.

The once-endangered bald eagle has made a comeback to Iowa as a nesting species. Cynthia Hansen will present a program about the conservation efforts that have resulted in this resurgence. The program will include displays and slides of the eagle populations of Decorah and Central Iowa and feature special guest, Thora. Thora was rescued by S.O.A.R. (Saving Our Avian Resources). She was suffering from lead poisoning and dehydration. After her recovery, it was determined she could not see well enough to fly with confidence so she was transferred to the education permit. Saving Our Avian Resources, SOAR is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. The goal of S.O.A.R is to rehabilitate injured raptors and return them to the wild. Sadly, that is not always possible.

This program is free and open to the public.

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