Adopt a Bald Eagle

Support Animals at the National Zoo

 

The recovery of the bald eagle from near extinction stands as a crowning achievement of this country's conservation efforts.

When the bald eagle was chosen as our national symbol in 1782, there were an estimated 25,000 to 75,000 of these birds nesting in the lower 48 states. By the 1950s there were an estimated 412 nesting pairs. In 1967 the bald eagle was declared an endangered species. As a result of legal protection and reintroduction programs, the species rebounded. In 1980, there were an estimated 100,000 eagles living in the contiguous U.S., Canada, and Alaska.

While habitat loss still threatens the bald eagle, the wild population is thriving and has since been removed from the endangered species list.

Adopt a bald eagle and help support Friends of the National Zoo and the Smithsonian's National Zoo in their mission to save species.

 

$50 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

$65 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet

$100 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

$1000 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • Private exhibit tour led by an animal keeper
  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

 

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