Aug 27 2012 09:37 pm

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The Philippine Eagles

Previous entry: Butterfly Sanctuary

Date: 15th June 2012

 

The next destination, after the Butterfly Farm,

 

Yes… we were here to meet the infamous Philippines Eagles!

But, let’s do some homework first:

 

The eagles are an endangered lot  :(

 

The pictures I had seen so far gave me the impression that they are cute:

 

We had to walk deep into the park:

 

These are the cages for the eagles. The cages have to be big enough to allow them to stretch their wings (fly). There’s one here, can you see it:

 

More lessons:

 

They are also known as the monkey-eating eagles (yes, they eat monkeys!)

 

Their wing span is 7 meters!

 

This was the closest we could get to one:

 

This one was  just curious of us as much as we were curious to see him:

 

This park is definitely very educational :)

 

This one is in a cage:

 

 

There was a donation drive some years ago, and donors’ names are etched on the blocks of cements:

 

 

 

On our way out, we were “greeted” by this Brahminy kite :)

 

 

 

The road back to Davao:

 

Except for the public transports, the ambience really reminded me of the villages back home in 1970s..

 

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