Eagle's maternal instincts defy nature as she hatches egg after mate flies off

21 July 2019 - 00:00 By Alex Patrick

The crowds gathering daily below the waterfall at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, have over the past week been privy to witnessing nature’s laws redefined.

For the first time in the park’s recorded history, a black eagle’s new mate has adopted her chick – contrary to the female usually kicking out the newborn when a new suitor announces himself...

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