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Kids pick nature center bald eagle's name: Flora Nooga

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Flora Nooga is the name of the new eagle at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. She is from Florida, which was inspiration for the name, chosen by the John Allen Elementary School kindergarten class. Photo by Angela Lewis Foster /Times Free Press Flora Nooga is the name of the new eagle at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. She is from Florida, which was inspiration for the name, chosen by the John Allen Elementary School kindergarten class. Photo by Angela Lewis Foster /Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Some Chattanooga-area kindergarteners have come up with a new name for a bald eagle at a nature center.

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center director of wildlife Tish Gailmard tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/24TFFgc ) that the name Flora Nooga was chosen from among suggestions from dozens of area students.

The eagle was brought to the nature center after being hit by a car in Florida.

The winning name comes from youngsters at John Allen Elementary School in Soddy-Daisy. Kindergarten teacher Kristy Plumlee says her class suggested the name Flora because the bald eagle is from Florida, and Nooga derives from Chattanooga.

A plaque on the fence surrounding the nature center's eagle habitat will be displayed in the students' honor.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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