Eagle

Species Name: Philippine Eagle
Scientific Name: Pithecophaga jefferyi
Description of habitat: The Pithecophaga Jefferyi is currently documented in four Philippine islands: Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte, and Samar; scientists estimate that only a few hundred pairs of this beautiful eagle still exists in the world.
Interesting facts about the species: This amazing Philippine Eagle has a wingspan of seven feet and weighs about 14 lbs. It's long tail helps with skillfully maneuvering through the rain forest while trying to hunt it's prey like Palm Civets, small bats, small 30 pound deer, and mostly flying lemurs. This is the tallest, largest, and one of the most rarest birds and most powerful birds in the world.
Population estimates: More than 21 Philippine Eagles have been raised in a captive-breeding program administered by the Philippine Eagle Foundation to try to breed more Eagles so that then they will not be extinct anymore.
Reasons that this species is endangered: Many people have cut down trees where the Philippine Eagles live so then there is no where for the Eagle to live, but now it is illegal to hunt the Philippine Eagle. There are less than 200 Philippine Eagles in the world.
Reasons that it is important to save the species: It is important to save the Philippine Eagle because if it goes extinct then the life of the Filipino will go down.
Possible solutions to help this species survive: We can help this eagle become more common by forming more captive-breeding foundations so we can breed more and more of this type of eagle.
Potential damage to the environment if this species were to become extinct: The Philippine life would go down because the Philippine eagle and the Philippine life are somehow connected.
additional facts:This eagle has a wingspan of (6.6 ft).
At 17 months the eagle leaves the area to find nesting grounds somewhere else.
the Philippine eagle is one of the two largest eagles in the world.
The eagle has no predators but they are vulnerable to hunters.

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Sources: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/geopedia/Philippine_Eagle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hEdMnDJ6E&safe=active
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http://www.sciences360.com/index.php/interesting-facts-about-the-philippine-eagle-2280/

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