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Female Philippine Eagle was Rescued by Fishermen of Dampilan in Sarangani

A female Philippine Eagle was rescued by fishermen of Dampilan, Lumatil, Maasim, Sarangani Province in the afternoon of December 13, 2019. 

Female Philippine Eagle
Image Source: Denr Rxii Cenro Kiamba / Facebook

Already considered to be an endangered species, the Philippine eagle, also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is one of the rarest eagles in the world. It is also considered to be one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors.

Recently, a concerned netizen on Facebook named Denr Rxii Cenro Kiamba shared some photos of a female Philippine eagle who was rescued by fishermen of Dampilan, Lumatil, Maasim, Sarangani Province in the afternoon of December 13, 2019. 

Female Philippine Eagle
Image Source: Denr Rxii Cenro Kiamba / Facebook

According to the post, a resident of the barangay immediately reported and surrendered the Philippine eagle to the local government. The raptor was then placed under the care of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO).

The rescued eagle was observed to be dehydrated but did not suffer any injuries. It weighs more than 5kg, a length of approximately 15 inches and a wingspan of about 1 meter. To add to everyone’s excitement, the eagle was also found to be a female.

Female Philippine Eagle
Image Source: Denr Rxii Cenro Kiamba / Facebook

The officials of the local government of Maasim turned over the rescued eagle to the Philippine Eagle Center; a conservation breeding facility in Davao City for the critically endangered Philippine Eagle and other birds of prey.

The rescued eagle was named as “Maasim Pride.” Back in 2016, a male Philippine Eagle was also rescued in Sarangani province. Named “Sarangani Pride,” the eagle was released back to the wild after its successful rehabilitation.

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