Bald eagles chicks in California mountains are finally named

May 15, 2019 GMT

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two bald eagle chicks hatched last month in Southern California have names thanks to a vote by school children.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Tuesday that the kids from several schools settled on the name Simba for the older and larger chick, and Cookie for the younger one.

The hatchings came just days apart in April and were watched by nature lovers via an online live feed .


The feed on Wednesday shows an adult eagle watching over the fuzzy gray chicks as wind blows through the San Bernardino National Forest.

The Institute for Wildlife Studies web page has thousands of comments from people watching the feed. The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.

Other names considered by the kids were Twinkie, Twiggy, Courage and Fuzzy Wuzzy.