Gladdie and Othello, two American Bald Eagles rehabilitated by the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, are rigorously preparing for their roles as featured riders on Target's "America the Beautiful" float in the 2001 Tournament of Roses Parade.
The dynamic duo will accompany Grammy Award-winning performer Amy Grant on a float featuring two magnificent floral American Bald Eagles -- whose wings span 55 feet -- and a 28-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument.
For the past twenty-five years, The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota has treated and rehabilitated more American bald eagles than any other program in the world.
Live birds of prey from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center, including an American bald eagle and a great-horned owl, will be presented on the stage of Canon's showroom-on-wheels.
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