SAEGERTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — A bald eagle that was found in Kiski Township last week has died.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald Says Amazon Air Is First-Class Deal For Pittsburgh International Airport
The Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Saegertown says the 30-year-old bald eagle, nicknamed “Kiski,” was letting people get unusually close to him last Sunday. A Game Commission deputy was able to capture the bird, and he was transferred to the Saegertown facility for testing and treatment.
Lead toxicity was suspected, and Kiski began undergoing treatment. Metal fragments were flushed from his stomach on Saturday and he underwent chelation therapy.READ MORE: CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless In Most Places, But Some Businesses Still Require It
Photos on Facebook show that a penny and other small metal fragments were found in his stomach.
Officials reported Sunday that, despite their efforts, Kiski passed away.MORE NEWS: Christian Ross Facing Arson Charges In Massive Fire That Destroyed Historic South Side Building
They say Kiski fathered many eaglets and helped to repopulate eagles in Pennsylvania.