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Eaglet Seen Struggling On Live EagleCam Euthanized

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(credit: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

(credit: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The eaglet that was injured and visibly struggling on the popular “EagleCam” has been euthanized, according to a post left on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Facebook page.

The DNR originally said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed their approach.

The eaglet was taken to the Raptor Center. Diagnostic imaging showed a serious injury had been sustained in the eaglet’s elbow joint, and the bird also had a systemic infection.

The DNR reported that the eaglet’s condition meant it would never survive in the wild, and would cause discomfort even if kept in captivity.

It was determined that the most human thing to do would be to euthanize the bird, according to the DNR’s Facebook post.

“We appreciate all the positivity and support that was shown to this eaglet and to our veterinarians as we cared for and treated this bird,” the post concluded.

Click here to watch the EagleCam live stream.

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