Tail feathers stolen from golden eagle killed on Navajo Nation

New Mexico
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Someone shot a golden eagle pulled out its tail feathers, then left it for dead on the Navajo Nation. 

The rescue group Hawks Aloft released an x-ray of the bird. 

A security officer at the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry found the injured eagle Thursday and helped get it to the Navajo Nation Zoo, but staff were not able to save it. 

That was the same area where four eagles were found with similar injuries early last year. Two of those birds died. 

It is against federal law to shoot bald and golden eagles, or take their feathers, but poachers have been known to sell those feathers on the black market.

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