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article imageRare eagle killed after being released back into the wild

By Owen Weldon     Aug 21, 2015 in Environment
Mindanao - Pamana was a rare eagle that had a giant wingspan, which allowed her to fly above the forests of the Philippines, but she will not longer fly.
Pamana will no longer fly because she was shot and killed. This comes just two months after she was released back into the wild.
The eagle, which was one of the handful of Philippine eagles left in the world, was found dead on the forest floor last week. There are only around 400 pairs left in the wild, according to the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
The foundation's director, Joseph Salvador, said that it was unfortunate that a person with a gun thinks they can shoot anything. Salvador added that as of now, no one has been arrested.
Philippine eagles are known for its nape feathers that form into a shaggy crest. The bird grows to be up to around three feet long.
Philippine eagles kill small animals for food and they need a lot of forest for hunting. The birds are also known for driving away rivals from their territory.
Pamana was rescued just three years ago, when she was a juvenile. She was saved after being treated for gunshot wounds.
Eventually, the eagle was released into the Mount Hamiguitan reserve. Officials found the bird after a fitted radio transmitter indicated that Pamana stopped moving.
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