The eagles have landed — at Oregon Zoo

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Wild bald eagles have taken up residence at Oregon Zoo and may stick around through at least the summer until their eaglets are ready to fly on their own.

Oregon Zoo officials said 2 of them have the distinctive white heads and tails of adults, which means the’re at least 4 to 5 years old. 

The family of eagles has been perching above the eagle habitat among the Douglas firs in the forested Great Northwest area.

“These new arrivals have been very vocal,” said Travis Koons, who oversees the zoo’s bird population. “And they can definitely see the three birds in our Eagle Canyon habitat.”

Those birds — Reetha, Jack and Sukkai — are rescue birds who aren’t able to survive in the wild because of injuries to their eyes.

Last weekend, one of the wild eagles landed at the giant pool at Elephant Lands maybe in an effort to get a fish, zoo officials said.

So if you go to Oregon Zoo, look up.  Oregon Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.

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