A 28th eaglet born and bred in captivity was recently announced by the Philippine Eagle Foundation based in Malagos, Davao City.
The eaglet has hatched, with minimal assistance, on November 4, 2016 after 56 days of incubation. It is 4 to 5inches tall and weighs 488.3g as of this writing.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) said the successful birth of the 28th eaglet was due to the PEF conservation breeding program.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and its rainforest habitat.
Organized in 1987, it had before that time been operating as a project undertaking research, rehabilitation, and captive breeding. Staffed by highly trained and dedicated personnel, it has today evolved into the country’s premiere organization for the conservation of raptors.
“Pag-asa” is the first eagle to be bred and hatched in captivity at the PHilippine Eagle Center in Malagos 24 years ago.