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Chrys, a long-crested eagle, was never supposed to come to the U.S.

Long-crested eagles are native to Africa, and that's where Chrys was hatched. But as an adult, he was trapped and brought to this country illegally, to be sold for the black market pet trade back in the 1980s. The dealers who had captured him cut off the crest his breed is named for in an attempt to get the bird past the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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