Tuesday, 28 September 2010 19:47

Captive-bred harpy eagle released to freedom

A captive-bred harpy eagle, Panama’s national bird,  was released  to  the wilds from Summit Gardens, Balboa, on Monday (September 27) by biologists of Panama’s  environmental authority (ANAM).

 Anam official Melquíades Ramos said that the female eagle which had been raised in captivity since 2005, had been certified as fit by a vet. She  had received special training so that she could be released into the wild.

The harpy eagle one of the world’s largest birds of prey, is the national bird of Panama but  in danger of extinction. It is  found in areas from southern Mexico in North America, to Brazil in the south. {jathumbnail off}

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