LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) ----- A local state park is now the home to two new flying friends.
Two juvenile American bald eagles were released at Rock Cut State Park on Saturday morning. The pair has been recovering at Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center after losing their parents.
Now, months later, the two are stronger than ever and ready to fly across the Stateline skies. Organizers say though the bald eagle is no longer endangered, the community needs to make sure to keep it that way.
"Please remember, it took 60 years to recover from where they were to where they are now first of all I hope we have learned our lesson that we don't wait 60 years for something else to happen," said Karen Herdklotz.
Reducing the amount of trees cut down and refraining from polluting our water supply are two main ways to help keep these furry friends off of the endangered list.