With the 4th of July coming up, why not pay a visit to our National Bird?
Meet Liberty, our Southern Bald Eagle
Come to the Houston Zoo’s McGovern’s Children’s Zoo and say hello to our majestic Bald Eagle. The Eagle was adapted as the nation’s official symbol when George Washington became the first President. It appears on most of our gold and silver coins and as an emblem in many official United States seals. It’s also used decoratively for patriotic purposes. It’s truly breathtaking to see such a striking bird as this up close, and hard not to be stirred by all he represents.
We’ve been very busy working to improve and enlarge Liberty’s habitat.
A new window has been added to maximize your view — and you’ll see Liberty has new perching, an improved, naturalistic pool and a refurbished forest mural as a backdrop.
The deck has been expanded and now has ceiling fans, a shade structure, beautifully crafted, wood-like detailing through out, and eye-catching new graphics.
What’s more, a new keeper chat area has been added so that we can bring Liberty out for up-close experiences!
It’s pretty awesome to get that close to a bird whose species is so stunning, it was chosen to be our national emblem on June 20, 1782. The eagle represents freedom, and also long life, strength, dignity.
What are you waiting for? Come in to the McGovern’s Children’s Zoo to pay Liberty a visit today!
And if you want to see a great video of Liberty, just click the green underlined link to the blog post below this sentence.
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