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Eagle found near DC train station ends up in repository

A bald eagle that was found near a Washington, D.C.,-area train station has found its way to the National Eagle Repository in Colorado.

The eagle had been injured when a commuter spotted it last month. The bird couldn't be rehabilitated so it was euthanized and sent to the facility, where its feathers and parts will be distributed to tribal members who are on a waiting list.

“This is definitely very, very important to Native people,” Bernadette Atencio, the supervisor of the repository, told The Washington Post.

The waiting list for eagle feathers and parts has more than 6,000 people on it, the Post reported.

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