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Bald Eagle FactsWingspan:Ranges from70 to 90 inches.Lifespan:Wild bald eagles live to 13 years.Size:The female bald eagle is 35 to 37 inches bigger than the male.

Speed:During level flight the bald eagle can achieve speeds of 30 to 35 mph.Diet:Bald eagles mainly eat fish but will take carrion (dead or dying flesh. Fun Facts:Bald eagle's bones are light because they are holow. Bald eagle's sit at the top of the food chain.Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers. Bald eagles can fly an altitude of 10,000 ft. The beak, talon and feathers are made of keratain.The American Bald Eagle gained immediate, unofficial recognition as our National bird when the Great Seal of the United States was adopted on June 20, 1782.The bald eagle was chosen because of it's majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it's native to North America. As a result of the debate, the bald eagle was chosen because it symbolized strength, courage, freedom, and immortality and that it would look much better as our national symbol.The Founding Fathers wanted to choose an animal that was unique to the United States.



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