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The National Zoo's Bald Eagle Refuge Dedication Ceremony – July 2


Entertainer Dolly Parton receiving a Centennial Partnership Award from Deputy Secreatary of the Interior Steve Griles.
Entertainer Dolly Parton received a Centennial Partnership Award from the Fish and Wildlife Service for her work in bringing two bald eagles from the American Eagle Foundation, whose primary corporate sponsor is the Dollywood entertainment park, to the Bald Eagle Refuge exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Presenting the award was Deputy Secretary of the Interior Steve Griles.
(Photo by Richard Cole, USFWS).
Secretary of the Interior Steve Griles and Smithsonian National Zoo Director Lucy Spelman joined entertainer Dolly Parton and conservation leaders to officially open the zoo's "Bald Eagle Refuge Exhibit" – the culmination of a groundbreaking partnership between the zoo, conservation organizations and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A bald Eagle sitting among the trees at the National Zoo Exhibit.
The Bald Eagle Refuge exhibit, the culmination of a groundbreaking partnership among the National Zoo, conservation organizations and the Fish and Wildlife Service, includes interactive displays and a blind from which the eagles can be viewed undetected. It is within an area of the National Zoo that features great North American wildlife, including wolves and sea otters.
(Photo by Richard Cole, USFWS).


3 black and white eagles sketches.






Fish and Wildlife Service Director Steven Williams speaking about the Bald Eagle Refuge Exhibit.
Fish and Wildlife Service Director Steven Williams spoke about the Bald Eagle Refuge exhibit to reporters from the Fox News Channel on July 2, when the exhibit was officially unveiled. Thousands of visitors saw the two rehabilitated raptors and participated in special events July 4, when the exhibit was formally opened to the public. The permanent exhibit is in Beaver Valley in the National Zoo.
(Photo by Richard Cole, USFWS).

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