Bald eagles feeding a baby hawk, because parenthood makes you crazy

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

A pair of bald eagles in British Columbia’s Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary snatched up two red-tailed hawk chicks and brought them back to their nest — alive. While one hawklet became a meal, the other was fed by the eagles. “The fact that the eagles are feeding it is actually not surprising,” said Christina Riehl, a biologist at Princeton University. “Natural selection has favored parental care in birds over millions of years. And most birds feed their young.”

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