‘Mr. Lincoln’ was hatched at the American Eagle Foundation’s Eagle Mountain Sanctuary. He was raised by his parents, a non-releasable breeding pair named Liberty and Justice, until eight weeks of age and was then taken along with his siblings to the AEF’s hacking tower on Douglas Lake.
Mr. Lincoln never learned to hunt, he could only scavenge and he became very hungry and weak. In September 1998, he was captured, fed to a healthy weight and returned to his hometown in Tennessee. He was put into a large enclosure with a live rabbit to see if he was capable of capturing his own food, but Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Lincoln became co-habitating friends that week. Because Mr. Lincoln proved incapable of being able to hunt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife deemed him non-releasable and the AEF became his permanent home.
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