Roswell Zoo officials to examine Eagle eggs

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Five eagle eggs at the Roswell Zoo should have hatched by now but since they haven’t zoo officials are getting ready to step in.

The female eagle laid the eggs while in captivity with the help of her male partner.

The animal curator at the Roswell Spring River Zoo said it’s extremely uncommon for eagles to lay that many eggs, especially in captivity.

They were supposed to hatch March 27th, but so far nothing.

The female bird has laid eggs 9 times in the last 20 years she’s been at the facility, but in every case they were not fertile.

Zoo officials will x-ray these eggs this week to see if there is a chick inside any of them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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