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Hilden wildlife centre in need of help to feed eaglets

HILDEN, N.S. —

When you’re caring for babies that eat six pounds of fish every day, your supplies can run low pretty fast.

The Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is currently housing six bald eagle nestlings, as well as some adults, and is struggling to get enough fish for them.

“There’s a desperate need for fish right now,” said Brenda Boates, wildlife manager at the centre. “Eaglets are raised on fish. Their hatching coincides with fish runs.

“These birds will eventually be released back into the wild so it’s important to keep their diet as natural as possible.”

The centre would appreciate any donations of freshly caught or frozen fish. They can be taken to 2220 Irwin Lake Road, Hilden, or call 902-893-0253. Fish does not have to be cleaned or gutted.

Financial donations to help with the care of the animals can be made online at http://cwrc.net

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