The Harpy Eagle Dies

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The Harpy eagle which had been on exhibit at the National Zoological Park for 18 years dies. "This is a very long time to keep one of these birds; the best record at the London Zoo is about 4 years." Local Notes reports that the specimen was sent to the United States National Museum for preservation.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


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  • Died "last week" of the week of 27 April 1917
  • "Local Notes," 4/27/1917, p. 2

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