D.C. Arboretum Welcomes Two New Baby Bald Eagles
A public vote to determine the chicks’ names is expected to be held soon
America welcomed two new mascots this weekend.
The National Arboretum’s resident bald eagles, Mr. President and The First Lady, welcomed two baby chicks to their home in Washington, D.C., Friday and Saturday morning.
DC2 and DC3 made their adorable grand debut this weekend and could be seen Monday morning on the eagle’s livestream being fed by their parents. Those aren’t their official names, by the way: The public is expected to get a vote in naming the new chicks, with ABC News reporting that some early, social-media-generated suggestions including “Sasha and Malia” and “Cherry and Blossoms.”
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Mr. President and The First Lady chose a Tulip Poplar tree in the Arboretum to nest in in 2014, the first time a pair nested there since 1947, according to the American Eagle Foundation. The First Lady laid DC2 and DC3 on Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 of this year, respectively.
Congrats to the First Couple (of birds).