Wonderful Eagle Christmas Story
December 23, 2015
This week, tens of thousands of people around the globe are watching and waiting with great anticipation for a very special Christmas delivery. No, we’re not talking about presents from Old Saint Nick…we’re talking about baby Eaglets hatching from two eggs LIVE on internet video cameras. The first eaglet hatched on Tuesday evening December 22 and the second could very likely hatch on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Eagle lovers and enthusiasts world-wide have been watching the American Eagle Foundation’s High-Definition Video Cams placed over a wild eagle nest for a very special reason. At 5:18 pm EST on December 22, one Eaglet broke through its eggshell and made its way into the world! This Eaglet’s sibling is due to hatch any day now, and anxious cam viewers don’t want to miss any of the action!
For over a month, Bald Eagle parents ‘Romeo’ and ‘Juliet’ have been faithfully taking turns incubating two eggs in their nest atop a 100 foot Longleaf Pine tree in Northeast Florida. A “Name The Eaglets Contest” will be announced in coming weeks, which will be made available to members of the American Eagle Foundation, a Tennessee based non-profit organization which receives no governmental funding.
A New Beginning
About the American Eagle Foundation
The American Eagle Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to care for, restore and protect the USA’s living symbol of freedom, the Bald Eagle, and other birds of prey. The AEF is celebrating its 30th year of carrying out its mission through Education, Repopulation, Conservation, & Rehabilitation. It is headquartered at the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN. Learn more at www.eagles.org.