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New Ambassador at the National Eagle Center

New Ambassador at the National Eagle Center Photo: National Eagle Center.

March 04, 2018 10:26 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- On Sunday, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN announced their new great bald eagle ambassador. 

Latsch, the new ambassador, is the seventh since the center opened in 1999. Latsch was rescued back in the summer of 2016. He was found on the ground near a bald eagle nest on the Mississippi River just outside of Winona, MN. Volunteers transported him to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center where examination determined that he is blind in his left eye. Unable to survive on his own in the wild, Latsch arrived at the National Eagle Center in September of 2016. Since then he has trained to be an education eagle with the National Eagle Center’s trainers.

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 The addition of Latsch to the National Eagle Center’s eagle ambassador team comes as they are planning a major expansion to accommodate more eagles, exhibits and educational space in Wabasha. A request for $8.2 million to aid in the expansion is included in Governor Mark Dayton’s 2018 bonding proposal.

 

 


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