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  • Instead of having two parents, these eaglets are being raised by a trio of adult eagles: two males and a female. 1 / 9

  • Usually, the birds are monogamous, but this convention didn't stop the eagles from raising a family together. 2 / 9

  • The two males are named Valor I and Valor II, and the female is named Starr. 3 / 9

  • Valor I's mate was murdered in 2017, and he hung around for the rest of the breeding season. 4 / 9

  • The two males decided to help raise Starr's chicks. 5 / 9

  • The eaglets hatched early this spring. 6 / 9

  • Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge set up a webcam in 2011 to follow the lives of the trio. 7 / 9

  • Especially for eagles who have lost their mate they’ve bonded with, joining a family is a good way of avoiding depression and loneliness. 8 / 9

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