It’s all over for Walter Sisulu’s chick

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It’s all over for Walter Sisulu’s chick

The never-before-recorded adoption of a black eagle chick by a new mate has ended in tragedy

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The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden was swarming with visitors on Tuesday after the Black Eagle Project Roodekrans disclosed that its famous black eagle chick had died.

Over the past few weeks, crowds have gathered daily below the Witpoortjie waterfall at the garden in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, to watch 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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