NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ozzie the bald eagle, who became popular after his nest was live-streamed to millions of viewers, has died.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife said Ozzie died Tuesday night of complications from injuries. He was found in a backyard Sunday unable to fly. Veterinarians said he was covered with lacerations and had a broken toe in each foot.
The eagle was also badly injured in March, possibly by a car. During rehabilitation, his webcam got 200,000 hits a day. The News Press of Fort Myers reported that Ozzie also was photographed fighting with another male eagle in September.
Pictured is one of Ozzie’s confrontations with a younger eagle.
Ozzie and his mate, Harriet, received almost 40 million views via webcam during the last few nesting seasons thanks to a camera mounted above their nest in southwest Florida. Viewers mourned when one of two chicks died in the nest in 2013.
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