We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the new Eagle Exhibit at the Menominee Park Zoo. When it is completed, it will have been the result of a concerted effort from many generous and hard-working people.
When the founders of the United States wanted a bird that symbolized everything they thought our nation would be, the bald eagle was a natural fit. The beauty and power of this amazing bird is why it is such an amazing symbol for our country.
Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of the word, “white headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
The bald eagle is often considered the largest true raptor in North America with a wingspan between 5.9 and 7.5 feet.
Did You Know?
Eagles have large, hooked beaks and powerful talons which help them catch prey.