A national symbol and until recently an endangered species, the bald eagle evokes pride and nostalgia. This striking Eagle puppet features feather-like brown and white plush fabric and broad, flappable wings. His beak and talons are gold-colored velveteen. Movable head and wings. Measures 14? long x 29? wide x 6? high. (Folkmanis 2233)
Recommended for 3 years and up.
Made in China.
The bald eagle is so called because of its snow-white headfeathers, which contrast with the dark brown plumage on the rest of the body, with the exception of the tail, which is also white.
At one time, the bald eagle bred extensively over North America. Today, however, they are in danger of extinction, and have become a protected species. Although Benjamin Franklin preferred the wild turkey, the bald eagle, perhaps because of its statuesque and noble image, was chosen in 1792 by the citizens of the newly independent United States of America to be the national emblem.