AEF Welcomes 2 Eaglets at Dollywood Center
Pigeon Forge (WATE) – Two Bald Eaglets hatched recently in an incubator at the American Eagle Foundation’s center at Dollywood.
When they were just a day old, the chicks were put in the nest of a pair of non-releasable Bald Eagles called ‘Liberty’ and ‘Justice’ to be raised.
Liberty and Justice had two eggs of their own, but they were determined to be infertile.
The eaglets will be put in an artificial nesting tower overlooking Douglas Lake in Dandridge when they’re six weeks old.
They’ll be cared for by the American Eagle Foundation staff with minimum human contact until they’re released into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains at 12 weeks old. That’s when they reach full size.
The young birds will be named at the time of their release.
The non-profit American Eagle Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.