Valor, fledgling eagle who fell from nest in DC, euthanized
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
A little more than a week after a fledgling eagle was found safe after he fell out of his nest at the National Arboretum, he was euthanized, according to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
The fledgling, Valor, who couldn't fly, was found squawking in a neighborhood behind the arboretum on July 30 after taking a tumble.
After a week of aggressive care, his condition worsened, rescue officials say, which led to the decision to put him down Tuesday.
Officials say Valor tested positive for West Nile virus. For seven days they say he was slow to respond to stimuli and displayed "no signs of improvement."
Read the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.'s official statement on Valor's death below:
Valor was born in May to his famous parents, Mr. President and First Lady, who are the stars of the DC Eagle Cam.