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Wildlife Center of Va to release 3 patients

Wednesday - 6/6/2012, 3:13am  ET

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - The Wildlife Center of Virginia says it is releasing three high-profile patients this week.

The teaching and research hospital for native wildlife says it will release a peregrine falcon in Hampton and a golden eagle in Nelson County on Wednesday. It also will release a bald eagle near Warsaw on Thursday. All of the animals received treatment from the center's medical staff.

The peregrine falcon was rescued in Virginia Beach in January, with an open wing fracture. The golden eagle was admitted in February after sustaining a left-wing fracture and other wounds during a research operation by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The bald eagle being released was found on its back near a road in King George County and was admitted in May.

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