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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle nests in trees in North America near large bodies of open water where they can find an abundance of fish.

IN THE WILD – Fish, carrion, small mammals and reptiles
IN THE ZOO – Fish and rodents


  • Can see up to 1.5 miles
  • Can carry eight pounds of food while flying
  • Known for building large nests
  • Largest recorded nest was 9-feet wide and weighed more than two tons
  • The Zoo’s eagles are injured birds that have been rehabilitated
    and are not able to be released into the wild