Outside Animals

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Habitat

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

Diet in the wild

Fish, carrion, small mammals and reptiles

Diet at the Zoo

Fish and rodents

Fascinating Facts

  • 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