A moose was suffering from an open wound where its tail should have been. Wildlife managers concluded it was the result of a wolf attack and left it alone. But officials intervened on behalf of a baby eagle with a broken wing whose nest was the subject of a video feed watched by tens of thousands of people around the world.
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 DNR’s popular “EagleCam” is back up and running after It was turned off Friday while an injured eaglet was removed from the nest. The executive director of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center says the eaglet received emergency care Friday night and Saturday morning.
eople all over the world are getting a chance to see Minnesota bald eagles up close. The “DNR EagleCam” is in its second year, but this is the first time the eagles laid eggs that hatched into chicks. The live feed, available online, gets thousands of hits a day with people wanting to see the chicks in their natural habitat, according to Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program information officer.
Approximately 15,000 people logging into a live video stream of an eagle’s nest every day will probably not get the happy ending they’re seeking.
Minnesota’s most-watched eagle’s nest is having its patience tested.