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Bald eagle flies the coop at Northern California zoo

Bald eagle flies the coop at Northern California zoo
In this January photo, a bald eagle soars over the Haw River in Moncure, N.C. (Gerry Broome / AP)

Officials at a Northern California museum and zoo said a bald eagle flew away from her coop earlier this week, and they are asking for anyone who spots her to report the sighting.

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo director John Aikin told KTVU-TV that the eagle has lived at the museum for 27 years and has taken off in the past but would always come back.

Aikin said the bird, named Sequoia, vanished Monday after she saw something that she started to chase.

Aikin said Sequoia was originally found shot in the wild and has a paralyzed tail. Even though she can fly, he said, she cannot move well enough to catch prey.

Museum officials said that Sequoia wears a tracking device and that the last time they saw her signal, she was near Stanford University on Tuesday afternoon.

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