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Wildlife officials said the remaining 'Eagle Cam' egg shows no sign of hatching


A pair of bald eagles became an internet sensation while waiting for their eaglets to hatch in southwest Florida. 

The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam captured footage of the first hatching on the last day of 2016, but wildlife official say its sibling may not hatch. 

The newly-hatched E9 is now three days old, but so far there's been no movement from the other egg in the nest. 

It's been 41 days since the egg appeared in the nest and the average hatch window, according to the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, is between 34-40 days.

"Once the adults decide the egg is not viable they might move it to the side of the nest, bury it or completely remove it from the area," the organization said on its Facebook page. "Or if the egg is cracked, they might consume the egg as it provides much-needed calcium."The camera has been monitoring the bald eagle Harriet and her mate M15 since November when their eggs first appeared. 

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

The first eaglet to hatch has been busy eating since it was born. 

The eaglet will likely gain about a pound every five days and by day 30, it will be about half it's adult body weight, according to wildlife experts. 


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