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article imageCaptive Philippine Eagle Released into the Wild

By Leo Reyes     Oct 29, 2009 in Environment
Two endangered Philippine eagles were released into the wild Thursday as part of the conservation efforts of the Philippine Eagle foundation to save the national bird of the Philippines from extinction.
A captive Philippine eagle was released to the wild Thursday in an effort by the Philippine Eagle Foundation to conserve the national bird of the Philippines.
The release was made in Mt. Kitanglad in the mountain range of Bukidnon, Philippines. The foundation released 'Hineleban', a captive breed male eagle hatched in captivity in 2006. Simultaneously, another Philippine eagle named 'Kalabugao' was released in one of the remaining rain forest of Mindanao in Southern Philippines.
Eagle 'Kalabugao' was injured when rescued in the mountain of Bukidnon with a wound caused by a pellet from a 22 caliber gun and brought to a rehabilitation center in Malagos last year.
Inquirer.net reports:
“The experimental release will set the stage for a full-scale reintroduction of Philippine eagles in the future,” said Jayson Ibañez, research director of PEF.
Their release in Mt. Kitanglad is another opportunity for us to understand the behavior of the Philippine eagle. The fact that Mt. Kitanglad is a protected area with a unique ecological diversity makes it suitable for this experimental release,” Ibañez said
The Philippine eagle is also known as the monkey-eating eagle because it preys on monkey among others for their food. The eagle is among the tallest, rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. It is larger than the Philippine American bald eagle. It was declared one of the endangered species in 1965
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