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Animals - Northern Territory

Bald Eagle - Liberty
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Range: North America, common through coastal Alaska and Canada.
Habitat: Territories are confined primarily to inland lakes and rivers. They prefer to be near open areas, forests, and near water.
Diet: Feeds almost entirely on fish, may also eat birds, small mammals, and old deer carcasses. At the zoo they eat rats, rabbits, fish, quail and chickens.
Fun Facts:
  • Their wing span is 6.5-8 feet long.
  • Eagles kill their prey with one foot. By contracting the muscles in their leg, the long sharp talons sink into the prey's body.
  • Eagles usually fly to perches to eat unless the prey is too heavy.
  • The bald eagle was adopted as out national emblem in 1782.

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