Eagle, Bald

Eagle, Bald

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Vital Statistics


2.5 - 3 feet


10 - 14 lbs


Rats and other small mammals 


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Northern United States and Canada, near lakes and large rivers

At The Zoo

North America

Did You Know?

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to three rehabilitated bald eagles – each unable to be released back into the wild as a result of wing injuries leaving them unable to fly. The Zoo’s bald eagles are animal ambassadors for their species and teach visitors about the importance of conservation.

Fun Fact: The American bald eagle has been the symbol of the United States since 1872, and is the only eagle to solely live in North America.