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Hawk Rescued After Storm

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A tree in Mandan was struck by lightening during last night storm and when crews came to clean it up they found a surprise. 

It was a baby red hawk believed to be only a few months old. And he is here at the zoo now recovering.

The hawk was believed to be injured when the call came in this morning. But the zoo director says it is a little dazed, but doesn't appear to have any injuries.

"He's probably just maybe 3-4 months old, looks like maybe this year's youngster. So, we guess he hatched out maybe in early June, something like that. I suppose this was his first big storm of his life and so probably just wondering what happened and where he's at," says zoo director Terry Lincoln.

Lincoln said he thinks the hawk will be able to be released back into the wild in about a week. It's not the first bird to be brought into the zoo for assistance. He said they get about 60 to 80 wild birds a year.

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