Monday, June 20, 2022

National American Eagle Day

June 20 is National American Eagle Day. The Bald Eagle is the United States’ national symbol and this day is to raise awareness about the eagle and its natural habitat.

The bald eagle was in danger of becoming extinct in the 1950s due to loss of habitat, hunting, and use of pesticides. It was added to the endangered species list in 1967. In 1995, it was taken off the list and moved to the list of threatened species. As of 2007, it is no longer considered threatened and is doing well.

Bald eagles are birds of prey and live near large bodies of water.

Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

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