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Eaglet hatches at Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

Eaglet hatches at Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

A rare occurrence at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.

An eaglet was found Friday while the eagle enclosure was being cleaned.

Wildlife Sanctuary officials said it's uncommon for eagles to be fertile while in captivity.

"We went in there on Friday and we're cleaning up and all of a sudden here's an egg that's no longer an egg, and it's a little eaglet that's cheeping at us and peeping at us so it was very cute," said Dorothy Kaufman.

Kaufman said there have been fewer than 15 eagles hatched at the sanctuary since 1998.

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