Golden Eagle – Карельский зоопарк

Golden Eagle

Class: Birds

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae

Weight: 3 to 7 kg

Height: 70-90 cm

Body length: 76-93 cm

Color: brown or dark brown

Age of sexual maturity: 4-5 years

Gestation period: 43-46 days

Lifespan: about 30 years in the wild, up to 50 years in captivity

Habitat: The range is in the Northern Hemisphere, covering Eurasia and North Africa from Morocco to Tunisia, and in North America from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. In the east, the range extends to the northern provinces of China, Mongolia, and Japan. In Central Europe, Golden Eagles inhabit the Alps and the Carpathians.

Diet: The diet mainly consists of small mammals, predominantly rabbits, hares, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, and marmots.

Did you know?

  • The Golden Eagle is highly trainable and used for hunting in many countries around the world.
  • The silhouettes of these majestic birds are featured on many coats of arms around the globe.
  • Golden Eagles can distinguish colors, which is rare in the animal kingdom.
  • Young Golden Eagles have white spots on their wings, indicating their youth and inexperience. This serves as protection from older eagles, who may encounter young birds in their territory.