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.