Eaglet welcomed as new addition at Dollywood


PIGEON FORGE, TN – MAY 06: Dolly Parton Answers Questions During SiriusXM’s Town Hall Series Hosted By Andy Cohen At Dollywood in the Dollywood Dreamsong Theatre on May 6, 2016 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Dollywood has welcomed a fluffy addition to the amusement park — an eaglet.

Media outlets report the eaglet hatched Wednesday.

The eaglet is part of the park’s Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, a 30,000-square-foot aviary.

The park has a live cam labeled “Grant & Glenda” featuring the eaglet.

Grant and Glenda are one of two eagle couples at the park who nest together.

Dollywood’s website says the birds at the park are taken care of by the American Eagle Foundation, a group that can possess birds for “education, exhibition, rehabilitation and breeding” under permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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