For the third straight year, a magnificent, white-headed Bald Eagle has landed at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The eagle usually lands at the Zoo in early March, but this year was an exception by the earlier visit. The mature bird has remained on-site in nearby trees for two weeks, instead of the usual one week.
Sometimes the eagle even gets a little confident and snatches up pieces of meat from the uncovered Arctic Fox Exhibit. Zoo officials have some concern that the eagle may try to capture and fly away with a fox one of these days.
Each March and April, several hundred wild Bald Eagles migrate north along the Red River Valley, passing over Winnipeg and the Zoo.