SYMBOL OF AMERICAN PRIDE
The only eagle unique to North America, half of the world's eagles call Alaska home. This apex predator was once on the verge of extinction due to habitat loss, the derease in the number of prey species and the catostrophic effect of the pesticide DDT. With the banishment of DDT and the eagle's position on the endangered species list, number of eagles has gradually grown . Eventually most birds, including the Bald Eagle,began to recover and the Bald Eagle soon became a common site throughout much of Alaska.
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