14 May 2011
Web celebs relocate to Wildlife Center in Waynesboro

BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

Ed Clark denies any notion he’s been taken hostage.

Instead, the president of the Wildlife Center of Virginia said he’s accepted that 150,000 people watch his every interaction with three eaglets recently rescued and moved to Waynesboro.

Through a continuous online video feed, a global group has taken interest in the wellbeing of the fuzz-ball birds and raised thousands of dollars for their care.

For months, the Norfolk Botanical Garden used a camera to broadcast the hatching of the eaglets. The birds, including mother and father, became web celebrities. At any given hour, at least 2,000 people watched the eagles and typed in live comments into a chat room.

So when the wheels of a U.S. Airways jet struck and killed the mother, the online fans “erupted,” Clark said.


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2 Comments:


At May 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Blogger Mark Perkins

Last few sentences are goooolden.

 

At May 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Blogger Chase Purdy

Haha, thanks. I couldn't have done it without them.