Animal sanctuary releases Hawaiian hawk after injury heals

Hawaiian hawk

An endangered Hawaiian Hawk that was wounded by a pellet gun has made a full recovery on the Big Island.

The Three Ring Ranch animal sanctuary was taking care of the bird after it was brought in April.

The bird had a bullet lodged in its chest. But after surgery and rehab, the hawk was released on Monday.

It was the second wounded hawk that was found in a matter of weeks on the Big Island.

Both were apparently shot by a pellet gun, which is illegal.

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