Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday, America! To celebrate, take a look at these photos of some quintessential American species from Tracy Aviary, Zoo America, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

(Photo: Tracy Aviary)

(Photo: Tracy Aviary)

This is Amelia – named after American airborne heroine and role-model Amelia Earhart. She is a juvenile bald eagle female who hatched in 2011. She found herself in rehab in her first year, where it was determined she wasn’t strong enough for release to the wild. She came to Tracy Aviary to join their collection of avian ambassadors.

(Photo: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Trek photos to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park(Photo:Northwest Trek Wildlife Park)

Bison relaxing in the sun at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

A beautiful red wolf at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Meet Tahoma, a bald eagle who lives at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

(Photo: Zoo America)

(Photo: Zoo America)

Check out this great shot of our national emblem from Zoo America! The bald eagle was chosen in 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks.

Did you know that the red wolf was nearly driven to extinction by the mid-1900s? A captive breeding program was started in the 1970s, and once that population was secure, the US Fish and Wildlife Service began reintroducing red wolves to the wild. More than 100 red wolves currently live in the wild; however, they are still considered to be critically endangered.

(Photo: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Trek photos to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park)(Photo:Northwest Trek Wildlife Park)

Mama and baby bison