Critically-Endangered Philippine Eagle Shot in Davao

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Philippine Eagle (Photo from philippineeaglefoundation.org)

On Sunday, a critically-endangered species of bird, a Philippine Eagle, was shot in Davao City. This is just six months after another Philippine Eagle, Pamana, was shot and killed by an unidentified shooter in Davao Oriental.

According to CNN Philippines, the eagle, Matatag, shot recently is still alive and in recovery. The eagle was brought to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) by Tiborcio Solis on Monday.

Apparently, Matatag was just released to the wild a year ago.

Rolando, Solis’ brother, admitted to shooting Matatag. He surrendered to authorities in Baguio District, Davao City.

PEF is set to file a case against the suspect.

At present, the Philippine Eagle is considered highly endangered. It is claimed that there only about 400 pairs left in the wild.

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