On Feb. 21, 2013, Al Cecere was chosen as a finalist in the Rare Life Honor Award and was given a $3,000 grant from the Eagle Rare Bourbon company to be used by the charity of his choice. Of course, Al picked the American Eagle Foundation to be the recipient.
Nest Cam News
Lights, Cameras, ACTION! Celebrity Bald Eagles Independence and Franklin will continue starring in their live reality TV show for another season from inside their newly refurbished nest located inside Eagle Mountain Sanctuary at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains—but it’s not exactly an edition of Extreme Home Makeover.
People from all over the world have their eyes trained on East Tennessee. That’s because anyone from anywhere who has an Internet connection can watch three Pigeon Forge eaglets growing up in their nest.
While tending to their nesting duties, non-releasable Bald Eagles ‘Franklin’ and ‘Independence,’ cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org), recently survived severe storms that passed through the East Tennessee area.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 12, 2008 — Three newly hatched sibling Bald Eaglets snuggle close together on a cool spring day at the Dollywood family entertainment park’s “Eagle Mountain Sanctuary” aviary operated by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org).
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 9 — Four non-releasable female eagles cared for by the American Eagle Foundation at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, have received some early and very special Mother’s Day gifts. The stately moms are named Liberty, Cheyenne, Boni Spae and Twilight, and they all have been blessed with recently hatched bouncing baby eaglets.
They’ve been together through both the good and bad times since 1993. Now, the most intimate details of their family life are being revealed publicly via live action cameras on the World Wide Web.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The AEF's tax identification number is 58-1652023.
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