2 baby bald eagles get new names – Freedom and Liberty

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two baby bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington have been officially named “Freedom and “Liberty” following a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign.

News media outlets quote the American Eagle Foundation as saying that more than 36,000 people voted on five different name pairings selected on the Friends of the National Arboretum Facebook page: Stars and Stripes, Freedom and Liberty, Anacostia and Potomac, Honor and Glory, and Cherry and Blossom. Voting was held from April 19 through April 24.

Following the vote, eagle experts with several private groups and government agencies picked the names and made the announcement Tuesday.

The foundation and arboretum launched the live streaming DC Eagle Cam after the parents — nicknamed “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” — laid two eggs in February.

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