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Peter (eagle)

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Peter Jefferson was a bald eagle who lived at the Philadelphia Mint from 1830 until 1836. He became well known after a while and was let out of the Mint each night to fly around the city of Philadelphia. Background on Bald Eagles The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a large bird in the Accipitridae family. They are the national bird of the United States and represent America. They are seen as a symbol of democracy, power and freedom. The bald eagle can be seen on many official US documents including passports, dollar bills and most notably, the back of all quarters. Their head is white making them “bald” and their feathered body and wings are dark brown. Their eyes, talons, and hooked beak are yellow. They are the second largest bird of prey and have a lengthy wingspan of about 168-244 cm. Bald eagles reside in forests close to bodies of water and prey. They can be spotted throughout the United States and Canada but particularly in colder c
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