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In past years, the parent birds have successfully raised two sets of triplets.
This disabled bald eagle pair (Franklin & Independence) has produced numerous young during previous breeding seasons, which have all been successfully released into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains - on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee. Established in 1985, the non-profit AEF is dedicated to protect the majestic Bald Eagle, the USA's National Symbol, and its habitat by supporting and conducting eagle and environmental recovery and education programs. ORG website, the AEF also has a Facebook page, My Space page, Eagle Blog, free e-Newsletter, and You Tube "Bald Eagle Info" Channel.
In 2010, the organization celebrated its 25th Anniversary. All these features can be accessed from its website homepage. The eaglets get fed by their parents numerous times per day (and sometimes during night). As the babies grow bigger, they will require more food.
At its raptor center, the AEF cares for about 80 birds of prey daily, including the world's largest collection of "non-releasable" bald eagles.
Most all these birds are used for educational purposes, and, in some cases, for propagation purposes to release captive-hatched young into the wild for re-population purposes in specific territories.