They mature so quick but live longer
It is amazing the pace with which the young chick has grown over the past three months.
It has completely shed its white fur and has become brownish and on 24 August 2009 it took its first flight. The Verreaux (Black) eaglet has thus far been fed by its parents but it must now learn to hunt and fend for itself before the parents start chasing it away around December. It will then be forced to find its own territory. It only has a 20% chance of surviving to adulthood but if it does it can live as long as 50 years.
The (IEC) Incredible Environmental Crew is pleased to announce the results of the votes for a new name of the eaglet at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, South Africa, as follows:
Miracle – 6
Imbalenhle – 8
Lone Star – 4
Thembeka – 2
Ladies & gentlemen let us without fear or favour declare that Imbalenhle will be the name of our new resident.
For more information on these birds visit www.blackeagles.co.za