Potter Park Zoo opens Bald Eagle viewing area

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Ingham County’s first bald eagle nest in 100 years is causing quite a lot of interest at Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo.

So much that they’ve created a designated site for the public to get a great view. Zoo staff worked with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Lansing and Ingham Parks and Recreation Departments to create a specific area for those wishing to take a peek.

“This is the first documented nesting pair in Ingham County in over a hundred years. I believe everyone in the community is really excited to have them here and have them as our new neighbor,” said Jen Rostar, director of events, Potter Park Zoo.

Officials say the viewing area is a safe distance from the nest and will not create a disturbance to the birds.

Eagles are protected from disturbance by both federal and state laws.

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