It wasn't so long ago that bald eagles were an endangered species, declared so in 1967 due to dwindling numbers from hunting and DDT poisoning as the largest suspects in their deaths and a low fertilization and birth rate. Permits are required to keep bald eagles and are most commonly kept by educational institutions and zoos working to study and breed them.
The adults found at the Wildlife Safari Park have white heads. Any immature birds will be brown. The females are larger than the males which will be an indicator as they are viewed at the park. Due to all the conservation work and higher public scrutiny the birds have been moved to the "least concern" list on the conservation status chart.
While bald eagles travel across the United States and Canada, the park is a nice place to get such a up close and personal viewing of these majestic looking birds.
To learn more about bald eagles via the internet check out the following links:
Sound of a bald eagle: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wwwsounds/birds/hardy3sh.wav
To find out more about the Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari check out their website.
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