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Dollywood might be closed, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any excitement in the park! One eagle egg has hatched in the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, and one is left to go! You can watch this exciting moment happen live with the American Eagle Foundation live cam! Below, we’ve included a link to the live cam, as well as some more information about the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood.
Eagle Eggs Hatching at Dollywood
Two eagle eggs were close to hatching around the same time in the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood. One has hatched, and there’s just one left to go! You can see the special moment happen live with the American Eagle Foundation live cam of Grant and Glenda! Grant and Glenda met in the Pick-a-Mate section of the American Eagle Foundation, where they developed an attraction for each other. It was then that they were moved to their own private compartment. Grant and Glenda now nest together in the park. They are both permanently disabled, non-releasable Bald Eagles. The two eggs were laid March 4 and March 7. It’s only a matter of time before the second one hatches! To see the new eaglet and the second egg hatch live, watch the American Eagle Foundation live cam of Grant and Glenda’s nest.
About the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood
The Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood is a 30,000-square-foot aviary that is home to the country’s largest presentation of non-releasable bald eagles. When you visit, you’ll have the opportunity to see members of the American Eagle Foundation interact with the birds of prey. All of the birds of prey at Dollywood are under the care of the American Eagle Foundation. According to the Dollywood website, this foundation is authorized to possess birds for education, exhibition, rehabilitation and breeding under permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
About the Birds of Prey Show at Dollywood
The Wings of American Birds of Prey show is one of the most popular at Dollywood! During the show, you’ll get a close look at the birds of prey and learn some interesting facts about them. The show is presented in an open-air theater, and features eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and owls. Performance dates and times are subject to change, but the show typically occurs on Dollywood’s operating days from opening day through October 31.
American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge
In addition to the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood and the park’s Birds of Prey show, there are also eagles at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that’s dedicated to protection and preserving bald eagles and other birds of prey. After current construction on the building is complete, the American Eagle Foundation will be offering tours again, which allow you to see the beautiful birds up close!
If you’re interested in learning more about one of the famous bald eagles in the Smoky Mountains, read our blog, “America’s Most Famous Bald Eagle Lives in Pigeon Forge: The Story of Challenger.”