Philadelphia Zoo-Hatched Eaglet Put Into Active Wild Nest... Again
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in 13 years, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Philadelphia Zoo officials teamed up to foster a zoo-hatched eagle into a wild nest in the Commonwealth. This time the eaglet was placed in a wild nest already holding two eaglets near Doylestown, Bucks County.
The last time the two organizations worked together was on May 16, 1996, when a zoo-hatched eaglet was fostered into a wild nest holding two eaglets in a sycamore tree on
(State Game Land 290), at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, north of Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
"Fostering is a process that the Game Commission has used successfully in the recent past to place eaglets that were in trees in which their nest was situated was blown down," said Dr.
, Game Commission Southeast Region Wildlife Management Supervisor. "In fact, in August of 2007, we fostered an eaglet into a Berks County nest that was separated from its parents when its nest in Lancaster County blew down in a wind storm.
"The decision of where to foster this Zoo-hatched eaglet was based on being able to find a nest with no more than two eaglets of similar age and size. This is not always an easy task."