Linville, NC -- Grandfather Mountain's nature park has two new birds that will soon greet the public.
Friday, the park announced that a male and female bald eagle were transported to Grandfather Mountain from a rehabilitation center in Nebraska. The birds were deemed unable to survive in the wild. Both eagles are able to fly, however the male (featured in the picture) has neurological damage and is missing his right eye. The female is blind in her left eye.
According to park officials, both eagles won't be on display for the next few weeks to get familiar and comfortable with their new surroundings. This will give the park some time to complete the eagle habitat renovations.
The eagles are expected to be on display in the new eagle habitat sometime in mid to late April.
Not only will you get a chance to visit them, you'll be asked to help give them names. The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has plans for a naming contest in early April for the two eagles.
Stay with digtriad.com and WFMY Facebook's page for that announcement.