‘Sparta’, the eagle found in West Michigan on 9/11, dies

Sparta, the eagle

EMPIRE, Mich. – The bald eagle that was found in a Sparta, Michigan cornfield on September 11 has died.

Wings of Wonder, a northern Michigan raptor rehabilitation center, posted Wednesday, that after more than four months of rehabilitation, “Sparta” was not going to be able to be released back into the wild and has been euthanized.

“Sparta” was originally taken in after being found with injuries by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Grand Rapids, before being transferred to Wings of Wonder.

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  • Truth

    So you FREAKING killed it?????
    Are you kidding me? This animal could have gone to a zoo, or sanctuary, either better than killing it.
    If you cannot afford dog food do you kill the dog? No you give it to someone who can afford it.
    Thus is disgusting, and a disgrace to the raptor center.

    • Kaitlyn

      The place that had him would have kept him and put him in an enclosure if he were going to survive. He sustained serious debilitating injuries that would have given him a life of lain and discomfort. Stop being insensitive jerks and learn to ask for details instead of assuming them.

  • SoSad

    If Sparta was suffering that’s a different story. But extensive, and permanent, damage to important feather follicles, nerves and connective tissue hardly sounds like that was the case. I don’t know, maybe. Besides he was already used to humans. What a terrible shame it had to suffer so long in the field. I can’t stand the thought of an animal suffering.

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