WELCOME BACK!

The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Bald Eagle

baby bear

YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

Bald Eagle

The founders of the United States wanted a bird to symbolize a nation they hoped would be strong and powerful; a bird that could soar high to represent freedom. They chose the bald eagle, a bird of prey found only in North America. You can see images of bald eagles on coins, stamps, and more!

Are bald eagles bald? No! Their head is full of short, white feathers. The term bald may be from the Old English word balde, which meant white.

Bald eagles live near bodies of water to be close to their favorite food—fish! There are still many bald eagles in Alaska. They gather in huge groups around rivers when salmon are abundant. When fish are scarce, bald eagles hunt rabbits, squirrels, other birds, and even young deer. They even steal food from other birds!

Look for our bald eagle along Condor Trail.