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Va wildlife center gets new eagle flight pen

Thursday - 5/10/2012, 3:11am  ET

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - The Wildlife Center of Virginia is dedicating its new eagle flight pen.

A ribbon-cutting is set for Thursday at the center in Waynesboro.

The new flight pen is designed for rehabilitation and flight training of eagles, vultures and hawks. It's 89 feet long, 16 feet wide and measures 23 feet at its highest point.

The enclosure features a loft that serves as a nest for young birds.

Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit center has cared for nearly 60,000 wild animals representing 200 species.

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Online:

Virginia Wildlife Center: http://www.wildlifecenter.org


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