Bald Eagle Gets New Beak

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    May 19: Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell, holds Beauty, a bald eagle, in St. Maries, Idaho, after surgery to give her an artificial upper beak more than three years after a poacher shot off her original one. A final beak made of tougher material will be created and attached later.

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    May 19: Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell, left, and dentist Ryan Doyle, check the fit of Beauty's artificial beak during surgery near St. Maries, Idaho. Within a few months a more permanent beak made of titanium will replace the polymer plastic beak.

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    May 19: Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell checks the fit of Beauty's artificial beak.

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    May 19: Cantwell comforts Beauty during surgery.

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    May 19: Dentist Ryan Doyle shaves a piece off Beauty's artificial beak during surgery.

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    May 19: Dr. Wayne E. Melquist, left, and Cantwell place Beauty back on the operating table after she attempted to escape during surgery.

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    May 19: Cantwell, left, holds Beauty while nurse Jeff Johnson feeds her some water to keep her cool after she attempted to escape.

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    May 19: Melquist, left, and Cantwell, rear, struggle to hold onto Beauty as she attempts to escape.

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    May 19: Cantwell holds Beauty after surgery.

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    May 19: Another view of Beauty with her temporary beak.

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    May 19: Cantwell smiles after Beauty's surgery.

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    April 23: Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, sits in her pen at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho. A surgery in May 2008 will provide Beauty with a new artificial beak, to replace the one damaged by a gunshot wound.

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    April 23: Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, drops a piece of salmon at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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    April 23: Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell feeds Beauty salmon using forceps at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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    April 23: Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell feeds Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, salmon using forceps at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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    April 23: Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, sits in her pen at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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    April 23: Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, sits in her pen at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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    Biologist Jane Fink Cantwell feeds Beauty, a rescued Alaskan bald eagle, salmon using forceps at a raptor recovery center near St. Marie's, Idaho.

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