Bald eagles almost went the way of the dinosaur last century due to habitat loss, hunting, and massive DDT exposure — biomagnified because of their awesome status as apex predators. Fortunately, massive conservation efforts were able to revive our national symbol and remove it from the list of endangered and threatened species. But despite the progress, the eagles' struggle is eternal, and that's why you need to Adopt a Bald Eagleright now.
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When you adopt a bald eagle, 97 cents of every dollar you donate goes to conservation, protecting habitats, educating the public about lead poisoning, and promoting environmental policies that benefit the animal personification of America.
This soaring symbol of American glory can be your son. Seriously, Defenders of Wildlife, the program's organization, will send you adoption papers.
Disclaimer: Sadly, you don't get to meet your eagle-son in person. Apparently it's illegal to play with them. Major bummer, but you can still have a long-lost eagle son.