This bald eagle was blown out of its nest in a storm in Louisiana at five weeks old, then rescued and raised by humans. As a result, he cannot be released into the wild. Instead, he has become a proud representative of America in both triumph and tragedy, though thankfully, not for Obama.
Named in honor of the lost space shuttle crew, “Challenger” has performed free-flights during the USA’s National Anthem at hundrews of events coast to coast—raising substantial public awareness for the Bald Eagle protection cause. He is the first Bald Eagle in American history trained to free-fly during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. He has helped educate millions of people about the need to protect the USA’s National Bird.