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Amazing Bald Eagle Comeback – Just in Time for Independence Day

Posted by Kyle Design on June 30, 2007

I was so surprised and pleased to find out yesterday that the American Bald Eagle, iconic symbol of America, was removed from the threatenedBald Eagle Night Light and endangered animal list on Thursday by the federal government. We can all celebrate the Fourth of July this year knowing that this proud symbol of America will be around awhile longer.

This comeback is considered one of America’s great conservation stories and thank goodness. We certainly wouldn’t have wanted our National Animal to have died off. This would be bad karma, or an ominous omen, or even an unfortunate metaphor for those in power making poor decisions.

The eagles have been in danger of extinction since the mid 1960s when the combination of DDT’s (now banned) and overly aggressive hunting severely diminished their numbers. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we now have over 200 breeding pairs, and nationally we have nearly 10,000. This is up from the frighteningly small total number of fewer than 35 pairs America had in the 1970s, but is still only half the historical high of 400 pairs California had before the problems affected them. Many of the eagles were bred at the San Francisco Zoo in the eagle’s captive breeding Species Survival Program. This program has been so successful that the breeding pairs will now be sent off to Tennessee to help expand the bald eagle population in the South.

Artistic American Eagle Money Clip Pocket KnifeAt Kyle Design, eagles are very popular collector items, especially our money clips and night lights. If you know one of those patriotic individuals who has an eagle collection and are shopping for a unique American made piece to add to it, then you’ll want to check out our Artistic Eagle Gifts and Decor page.

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