Zookeepers: Eagle eggs not fertile

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Some disappointing news about the eagle eggs at the Roswell zoo, none of them are fertile.

Last week, zookeepers x-rayed the five eagle eggs after they didn’t hatch on schedule.

They say none of the eggs had eagle chicks inside.

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 says it’s extremely uncommon for eagles to lay that many eggs, especially in captivity.

The female bird has laid eggs nine times in the last 20 years she’s been at the facility, but in every case they’ve been infertile.

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