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Alaska's 'Sam the eagle' dies at National Zoo

  • Author: Alaska Beat
  • Updated: May 13, 2016
  • Published January 5, 2011

Remember the bald eagle rescued in Alaska with a gunshot wound in 1986? Well, according to The Washington Post, after recovering and leaving Alaska, "Sam" the eagle went on to live a very long life for her species (more than 30 years) and helped educate countless Americans as part of various wildlife sanctuaries and education programs. In 2003, Sam the eagle moved to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where sadly, on New Year's Eve, she was euthanized after falling ill. Read much more, here.

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