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Birds returned to the wild after break in severe weather in Centre County
By: Lauren Hensley
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Several weeks ago, 6 News introduced viewers to Centre Wildlife Care, a nonprofit dedicated to caring for injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife for the purpose of releasing them back into the wild. Now, the animals they have been helping are getting a chance to go back into the wild.
During the cold snap, all cages were full and filled with animals that typically do not find their way to our region. One of those being a bird called a grebe. After days of rehabilitation, two of the grebes were released back into the wild in Centre County.
"They will continue migrating because they were migrating through, got downed by the storm and they just need to move along, and they need to be in water to take off flying so that is why we brought them out here to a pound when they are grounded on land they truly are stranded," said Robyn Graboski, the director and founder of Centre Wildlife Care.
The recent snowstorms and colder than usual temperatures were not ideal conditions to return the birds back into the wild.