How long is the average lifespan of a bald eagle?



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    If hunting is out of the question, bald eagles live around 20-30 years. Shooting bald eagles is illegal but that doesn’t stop it from happening. Also, habitat degredation, like power lines, polluted prey and habitat fragmentation can also shorten their lifespan.

  2. jet
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    In the wild, bald eagles can live up to 30-40 years, and longer in captivity. However, the average life span is 15-20 years due to hunting, electrocution after landing on power lines, poisoning, etc. 

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    I have found information claiming that the average lifespan is anywhere from 15-40 years, depending who you ask, which leads me to think that a precise number might now be known. However, most numbers do seem to float around 25 years and a couple different reliable sources cited that number as the average, including a government site. Like others mentioned, it is hard to determine the natural average lifespan due to unnatural causes, which have also lead to only 50% of bald eagles to survive into adulthood.

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