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Wild Bald Eagle Roosts Outside OC Zoo’s Bald Eagle Exhibit

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ORANGE COUNTY (CBS) — A wild bald eagle has returned day after day to perch right next to the bald eagle exhibit at the small Orange County Zoo inside Irvine Regional Park.

According to the LA Times, the wild bird was first spotted last weekend and has been spending his time perched in a tree above the zoo’s 6-year-old female bald eagle, Olivia. 

The Orange County Zoo manager said the two eagles seem to have struck up a friendship.

Although bald eagles show up from time to time in the wild, it’s quite unusual for one to hang out next to an eagle in captive.

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