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WATCH NOW: Wildlife group nurses hawk back to health, releases in Danville
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WATCH NOW: Wildlife group nurses hawk back to health, releases in Danville

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An injured red-tailed hawk nursed by the Roanoke-based Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center was released back into the wild in Danville on March 2, 2021.

After nursing it back to health, the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke released a red-tailed hawk back into the wild Tuesday in Danville.

The nonprofit group received the injured bird a few weeks ago from Danville.

At first, the female hawk was unable to stand and had suspected trauma to the head, a news release from the group stated.

The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke released a hawk back into the wild in Danville.

After medication and rehabilitation, she was able to fly again. 

Kaitlyn Rankin, a member of wildlife center staff, conducted the release Tuesday at a park on Northmont Boulevard.

In 2020, the organization helped 2,500 wildlife creatures, an increase of 200 from 2019. Learn more online at swvawildlifecenter.org.

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