THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING AND WORTH YOUR FEW MINUTES TO VIEW....
CHECK OUT THE Bald Eagle video below . . ... ,.
'Challenger' is his name (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew) & is cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF).
He's a 'human-socialized' bird accidentally raised by the people who rescued Him - after being blown from a wild Louisiana nest in a storm as a baby in the late 1980's. Declared 'non-releasable' by federal and state wildlife Authorities, he was trained by the AEF to perform educational free-flight demonstrations at high profile public events.
He's the first Bald Eagle in U.S. History that learned to free-fly into Stadiums, arenas and ballrooms during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The celebrity eagle has appeared at numerous major sporting events like the World Series, Pro-Bowl, All-Star game, BCS National Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Men's Final Four, etc.
This eagle named Challenger has also flown before 4 U.S. Presidents!
His life story is told in a children's storybook
Bald Eagle Music Video "This Is America" (AEF) - YouTube
Very nice video GPR! How long do they usually live?
And that is one ugly chick!
thanks Harmony! It is indeed Ugly, but they sure turn out pretty! :)
Originally Posted by HarmonyPB
It's possible for bald eagles in the wild to live longer than thirty years, but the average lifespan is fifteen to twenty years. A captive eagle at West Stephentown, NY lived to be at least 48 years old.
So cool, thanks for sharing. Here at where I work we are fortunate to have a bald eagle in residence. Such an awesome, majestic bird.
Thank you for sharing GPR sir. :)