Harriet was the first eagle ambassador and arrived at the National Eagle Center in 2000. In 1998, a vehicle collision left her left wing badly dislocated and part of it was subsequently amputated.
Harriet is perhaps the most famous eagle ambassador, having appeared on national television shows including The Tonight Show, Today Show and The Colbert Report. Harriet is also honored on the Minnesota Support Our Troops license plate. Harriet passed away in May of 2016 at the age of 35.