The second of two baby bald eagles has hatched at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Say hello to Washington, D.C.'s newest addition. The second of two baby bald eagles hatched Sunday morning at the National Arboretum. The first egg hatched early on Friday. The eaglets belong to a pair of bald eagles known as "Mr President" and "the First Lady." An "eagle cam" provided live footage of the first bald eagles to nest since 1947 in the Arboretum, a park-like conservatory in northeast Washington. The pair built their nest in a tulip poplar tree in 2015. The federally protected bird, or Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is featured on currency and in the presidential seal, and was adopted as the national U.S. bird symbol in 1782. The bald eagle almost disappeared from the United States decades ago, but habitat protection and the banning of the pesticide DDT led to its recovery. The bird was removed from the federal endangered species list in 2007.