Tucson Electric Power employees work to install power poles for two new enclosures for golden eagles and other injured birds of prey at the Tucson Wildlife Center on the city's east side. TEP has been partnering with the center since the 1990s.
The eagles are brought into the center with various injuries, but many times they have lead poisoning from eating carcasses shot with lead ammunition.
This is the current enclosure, or flight cage, where injured birds of prey can exercise their wings to recover their strength.
Golden eagles can have a wingspan of more than 7 feet, which makes it difficult for them to exercise in the current enclosure.
Golden eagles and other injured birds of prey being rehabilitated are getting more space to spread their wings at the Tucson Wildlife Center.