Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
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THE BALD EAGLE IS THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL BIRD AND ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR WHITE FEATHERS ALONG THEIR HEAD, NECK, AND TAIL.

They sport long brown feathers along their bodies, with yellow beaks and talons. Bald eagle nests are some of the bird-world’s biggest. The largest on record was 9.5 feet wide, 20 feet high and weighed more than 2 tons!

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
34 to 43 inch body,
6 to 8 foot wingspan,
6.5 to 14 pounds
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Native Region
North America
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Eating Habits
Small mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates
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Conservation Status
Low Concern
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Come see for yourself.

Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.

Where are they at the Zoo?
The Bald Eagles are located in the Forest Exhibit.
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Conservation Efforts for Bald Eagles

What Can You Do?

Everyone has the power to help save wild things and wild places. That power is your individual voice, your awareness and your actions. So in addition to visiting the Zoo and meeting our animal ambassadors, here are a few simple suggestions that will help save their counterparts in the wild:

  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 300 feet anytime you’re observing a nest. Also, limit the use of recreational vehicles, especially during the breeding and nesting seasons.
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Sponsor an Eagle

The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $100 or more, you can sponsor a bald eagle at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!

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