Eagles hatch early

Two baby grey buzzard eagles have been born prematurely at the International Birds of Prey Centre in Newent in Gloucestershire.

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First video of the baby buzzard eagles at Newent

They may look like harmless fluff balls but by the time they're fully grown these predators could have an 80 inch wingspan and an appetite for animals as big as foxes.

Holly Cale from the centre says the buzzard eagle eggs were taken from the parent birds because they were laid too early. Once temperatures warm up a bit the chicks will be introduced to the parents who will rear them.

Our reporter Ken Goodwin went to take a look.

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Eagle chicks hatch prematurely at Newent

The baby grey buzzard eagles Credit: ITV News/Ken Goodwin

Two baby grey buzzard eagles have been born prematurely at theInternational Bird of Prey Centre in Newent in Gloucestershire. Because of the cold weather the chicks are being hand-reared for the first few weeks of their lives.

The species comes from South America and when fully-grown, these chicks could have a wingspan of 80 inches.

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