My favorite wild animal is the bald eagle. I like it because I think it is beautiful, very powerful and majestic. It is the symbol of the United States of America. If you don’t remember what a bald eagles looks like, simply pull out a quarter or a dollar. An eagle is shown on the back of the quarter and holding an olive branch and arrows on the one dollar bill. These regal birds aren’t really bald, but their white-feathered heads gleam in contrast to their chocolate-brown body and wings. It’s black in the body and in the wings and it’s white in the head, in the neck and in the tail. It has got a very strong and long beak and very strong claws. It has got a very good eye and it flies very fast. The length of the span of eagles’ wings is almost two meters.
It lives in coniferous forests near the sea, rivers and lakes in Alaska. It eats fish. It hunts the fish with its claws and then it smashes them and kills them with its beak. Then it gives the food to its young eagles.
The amazing fact is during breeding season, the male and female work together to build a nest of sticks, usually located at the top of a tree. The nests can weigh up to a ton and measure up to 8 feet across. Once paired, bald eagles remain with each other until one mate dies, then the surviving bird will find another mate. Frankly speaking I was impressed to the bottom of my heart by this fact.
When the young eagles are ready to fly and hunt, their parents expel them from the nest.
As for me, bald eagle is the most graceful and beautiful wild animal.