Young Glory fell from his nest and broke his left wing. He was found along the Wisconsin River and taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center. His wing healed, but he was accidentally imprinted on people.
Hatch Year: 2001
Weight: 7-14 pounds
Wingspan: 5-8 feet
Lifespan in the Wild: 17 years
Lifespan in Captivity: 30 years
Fun Fact: Each of Glory’s talons can grip with a strength of about ten times the average adult man’s grip.
About my Species: Bald Eagles are a fitting symbol for our nation as they are the only eagle species unique to North America. Once threatened by pesticide use, with concerted conservation efforts their populations have been steadily increasing for more than 40 years. The best time to see them is late winter when they congregate along open waterways to fish.