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Baby eagle hatches while web cam captures the moment

A 24-7 web cam has been trained on a bald eagle's nest in Washington, D.C. Over a 36-hour period, the nation has been captivated by what the high definition camera has captured: the hatching of a baby eagle. The eaglet and his parents, nicknamed "The President" and the "First Lady," respectively, live at the National Arboretum and are the first eagles to nest in the arboretum's tulip poplar tree in over 70 years. The American Eagle Foundation has been streaming the footage live over the internet, capturing several sweet moments, from the actual hatching itself to the father eagle returning to the nest with food for his family. Viewers can see the little eaglet curled up sleeping and occasionally waking for feeding times. The viewing of these amazing creatures is especially exciting considering the fact that the bald eagle has a long history as an endangered creature. However, in 2007 it was officially taken off the "Endangered and Threatened Species" list.

Baby eaglet hatches at National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Let's hope this little eaglet (and its sibling, who hatched soon after) live a long, happy, fruitful life!

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