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Bald eagle chicks are fed with hand puppets through a series of holes in the Sutton Avian Research Center’s “chick lab.”

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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.

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A bald eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act.

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A bald eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act.

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A biologist at the San Diego Wild Animal park displays the puppet used to feed juvenile condors so they don’t imprint on humans.

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A biologist at the San Diego Wild Animal park displays the puppet used to feed juvenile condors so they don’t imprint on humans.

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