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Featured Animal: Bald Eagle

Meet our featured animal, the bald eagle!

Bald eagle soaring

Here are five fun facts about bald eagles:

  • The bald eagle is one of the largest raptors in the world.
  • Bald eagles can reach speeds of up to 160 km/hr (100 mph) when diving.
  • Using thermal convention currents, bald eagles can climb to up to 3000 m (10,000 ft.) in the air. They can soar for hours using these currents.
  • Once coupled, bald eagles will mate for life.
  • Bald eagles build enormous nests, called eyries, out of sticks. These substantial nests have been known to weigh up to 900 kg (1 ton).

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