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You Can Now Visit The New Baby Eaglets At Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Area

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Visitors can now check out the two new baby eaglets at the Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Area in Baltimore.

The eaglets were recently born to the same mom and dad that successfully nested at Masonville Cove last year.

"We have, as far as we are aware, the only nesting pair of bald eagles within Baltimore City," Tim Carney with the Maryland Environmental Service said.

The wildlife area, located in Curtis Bay, is the country's first urban wildlife refuge partnership, offering environmental restoration and education in the heart of Baltimore. It had been closed to allow time for them to fledge the nest.

"We're surrounded by a very urban environment. There aren't a lot of expansive green spaces and what we've done here is restore what we call the campus... planted about 5200 native trees and shrubs to provide additional habitat," Carney said.

Visitors should wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Masonville Cove Education Center remains closed.

"I think it's important for people to know that there is a place like this where you can come and just slowly cruise around and enjoy nature right in the middle of the city," Carney said.

For the latest information about the center, click here.

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