A bald eagle chick with its surrogate mother, a hand puppet resembling an adult bald eagle, at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The hand puppet is used extensively to get the chicks to feed during their first few weeks of life.



An 18-day-old bald eagle chick at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chicks are seven days old, they will never see nor hear their human hosts in order to keep the birds wild.

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