SALT LAKE CITY — More than 12 bald eagles have died in Utah since the beginning of December, and wildlife experts don’t know why.
“We've never had this many birds come in, of one species, coming in as quickly and in this short of time span and having them all die,” said DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.
Since Dec. 1, at least 13 majestic bald eagles have died. The latest, a 1-year-old female, died Saturday, Dec. 21. She was discovered last week near Centerville by a jogger and was brought to the rehabilitation center in Ogden.