I've become kind of obsessed about a very specific species of eagles, the Philippine Eagle
Philippine eagles are beautiful
eagles. They've got the largest wingspan of all eagles, and they are endangered. Very much endangered, which
saddens me. I think more people should be aware of those beautiful birds so I thought I'd make a thread about them.
This is Pag-asa, he just recently turned 25 years old (on January the 16th).
Very characteristic of this species is the shaggy crest, the uniquely blue eye colour, and the white underside. Wingspan is 6 to 7 feet. Like many
eagles, Philippine eagle eat various small animals, not just monkeys (as some may believe).
These eagles are critically endangered, with only half a thousands of individuals left in the world. Efforts are being made to protect the species,
such as protection laws and captivity breeding, but some idiots are still hunting them. For instance, Pamana was shot right after she had been
released into the wild.
Pamana's death caused quite an uproar. She was only 3 years old, barely an adult (maturity is reached at 5 years).
However, hope remains as Pag-asa, amongst many others, still thrives (albeit in captivity). Pag-asa even has an offspring, Mabuhay:
This above it a picture of Mabuhay as a baby, who has seen the world on February the 9th, 2013.
Another celebrity of this species is Mindanao:
Mindanao has become popular as an "ambassador" to raise awareness of its majestic species.
I just hope that more people learns about this beautiful species and that it gets saved from extinction.
At Time's End,
edit on 23-2-2017 by swanne because: Oopsy, typos.