Habitat: Grasslands and forests
Range: Northern hemisphere
Natural Diet: Small to medium sized mammals
Status in the Wild:
Common (Least Concern)
Fun Animal Facts
Named for the golden feathers on its head and neck, the Golden eagle is one of the largest raptors in the world. Its seven-foot wingspan, ability to dive at speeds up to 150 miles per hour, keen eyesight, and powerful beak and talons make this bird of prey a fast and effective hunter.
In many cultures, Golden eagles represent strength and courage. Some countries, including Mexico, Egypt, and Khazakistan, have designated this large eagle as their national symbol.