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Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Habitat: Grasslands and forests

Range: Northern hemisphere

Natural Diet: Small to medium sized mammals

Status in the Wild: Least Concern (Common)


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.

To learn more on where we acquired the golden eagle from, click here


The female golden eagle was rescued by a Wildlife Rescue Center when she injured her wing in the wild


Distributional range