Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Range and habitat:
Bald eagles are found in North America from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. They live near large bodies of open water (lakes, marshes, seacoasts and rivers) where there are a lot of fish to eat and tall trees to nest and roost in.

Natural diet:
This species eats fish and small animals such as ducks, muskrats, rabbits, and they occasionally feed on dead animals.

Size / weight range:
29” to 42” long and 8-15 pounds with a wing span of 6’ – 8’. Females are larger than males. At 4-5 years of age they will start getting their white head and tail.

Interesting Facts:
Eagles mate for life, and their life span in the wild is 40 years. They can dive at speeds of up to 75-100 mph. Eagles can fly at altitudes of 10,000 feet.

In June 2007, Bald eagles were taken off the endangered list, but they are still protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
The Bald Eagle exhibit is near Blade Plaza and they can be seen as you're going up Anthony Wayne Trail footbridge.

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