2 bald eagle babies born at D.C.’s National Arboretum

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRIC/KABC) — America’s most famous bald eagles are keeping busy after a second eaglet hatched on Sunday morning at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

The first eaglet, temporarily named DC2, was born just a day before its sibling. The newest eaglet, DC3, began hatching Saturday morning and emerged around 3 a.m. Sunday, the American Eagle Foundation said.

The eaglets’ parents — also known as “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” — are the first to nest in the Arboretum’s tulip poplar tree in almost 70 years, according to the foundation.

You can watch a livestream of the bald eagle nest here. The stream has been viewed 7 million times since the website launched on Feb. 15.

The public is expected to get to vote on the newborns’ official names in the next few weeks. Early suggestions on social media have ranged from “Sasha and Malia” to “Cherry and Blossoms.”

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