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(WASHINGTON) — A bald eagle recently rescued in the nation’s capital is doing better, according to City Wildlife officials.

The eagle, who was unable to fly and was having difficulty breathing, was found in Washington, D.C., on July 1.

The lethargic eagle was taken to the Humane Rescue Alliance for examination.

After a few preliminary tests, the staff discovered the eagle was relatively healthy and that the labored breathing may have been stress induced.

“The bald eagle … is bright and alert,” City Wildlife wrote on Facebook Monday.

The eagle will be transferred to a different center to make sure it is healthy enough to return to its natural habitat.

Last April wildlife workers tried to help a baby bald eagle in its nest at D.C.’s National Arboretum.

It’s rather unusual to find bald eagles in the D.C. area, according to wildlife officials. However, this particular bald eagle was found about 2 miles from where two eagles, named Liberty and Justice, nested for years in a tree near a local police academy.

It’s unknown at this time if the injured eagle was one of D.C.’s local bird celebrities.

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