Orphaned Bald Eagle Chick Finds New Home
Hoover, a sixteen day old orphaned Bald Eagle chick, finds a new home!
Hoover was orphaned at just 2 days old when the tree holding his nest fell over. Fortunately, he was not hurt but attempts to reunite him with his parents were unsuccessful.
So, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Florida took care of him while volunteers looked for a new home. For a successful adoption, they needed to find a nest with eaglets that were about the same age as Hoover. After an extensive search, a suitable home was finally found. Then on President’s Day, Hoover was introduced to his new home!
Linda White, Audubon Eagle Watch Coordinator:
“We have never had one reject a foster chick. They’re such good parents. I have no doubt it’s going to work.”
The Bald Eagle chick was nicknamed Hoover because the eaglet was adopted on President’s Day and President Herbert Hoover was also an orphan after his mother and father died.
Good luck Hoover!