The Star-Ledger: DEP releases rehabilitated bald eagle to bring attention to endangered wildlife


The DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife released a rehabilitated bald eagle to draw attention to the state's Income Tax Endangered Wildlife Fund check off. It's the 40th anniversary of the New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act. Taxpayers are given the option to contribute $10, $20 or other amount of his or her choosing toward the protection of threatened and endangered species. The four year old eagle was found on Jan. 17 along the side of the road in Emerson, Bergen County with a dislocated wrist and a broken metacarpal. It was rehabilitated by the Raptor Trust in Millington and released at Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Jefferson Township Morris County.

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