The Miller Park Zoo's bald eagles have been visited by a wild eagle. (Photo By B Corbin/WJBC)
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - The pair of bald eagles that live at Miller Park Zoo have been getting visits from a wild eagle that's stopped by the zoo several times.
The wild eagle has even landed in the open-topped enclosure that houses the flightless pair, Beauty and Mathata.
Zoo Superintendent Jay Tetzloff says the eagles have been "talking'' back and forth. He says it's been exciting to watch a wild eagle so closely.
Wildlife biology professor Given Harper of Illinois Wesleyan University says he suspects the wild eagle is looking for a mate.
He says it could be an eagle that's just reaching maturity or one that lost its mate.