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Atlantic Club falcons not checked out yet

Casino's 23rd floor has played host to the birds for almost 30 years

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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:55 pm

When the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut its doors earlier this month, the kitchens and restaurants were shuttered, the gambling floor went quiet and the last guests all checked out. But one guest might return - and she hasn't heard the news. For almost 30 years - going back to when it was known as the Golden Nugget, Bally's Grand and the Hilton - a female peregrine falcon has made its nest and raised its young on the 23rd floor of the Atlantic City casino. And for almost all that time, zoologists have been stopping by to check in on the falcon mothers and to keep tabs on their chicks.

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