AZ bald eagle released with GPS tracking

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(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Arizona's only satellite-tracked bald eagle was released at Roosevelt Lake on Thursday.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said the 4-year-old eagle was found at Canyon Lake with a broken wing. 

The bird was fitted with a solar-powered GPS transmitter to allow biologists to track the eagle and learn about habits, migrations and breeding activities, according to state officials.

The Game and Fish Department said the bald eagle population in Arizona has grown nearly 600 percent since it was originally listed on the federal endangered species list in 1978, thanks in part to the Heritage Fund.

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