Eagle Foundation treats February celebrants

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Friday, March 1, 2013


THE Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is inviting first 25 visitors who are born in February 9 to join eaglet “Mabuhay,” as it turns one month in March 9 at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City.

Mabuhay, which is the first offspring of Philippine Eagle Pagasa, was named by its godmother, who refused to reveal her identity and who donated P150,000 for its upkeep: food, veterinary needs, maintenance and other expenses for one year under the PEF’s adopt-an-eagle program.

The gender of the Mabuhay will be determined when it turns a year old through morphometric (measurements of parts) process as the PEF does not have the facility to immediately determine its sex.

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According to PEF, the first 25 visitors will get a Philippine Eagle stuffed toy compliments of Mabuhay’s ninang.

The February 9 celebrants need to bring proof of birth date to be counted among the first 25, said the PEF.

Meanwhile, The Philippine Eagle Camera Live streaming Project will show on the Internet an active breeding pair of Philippine eagles at the PEF in Malagos, Baguio District in Davao City.

The two eagles are expected to produce an offspring during the 213 breeding season. Active breeding pairs are kept away from the regular visitor’s paths at the eagle center as they are not to be disturbed.

The live streaming project, which is a joint effort of the Raptor Resource Project-Decorah, Iowa, USA, Globe Telecom, AboitizPower and PEF, aims to raise global awareness on eagles and raise funds for the conservation efforts of the PEF.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 02, 2013.

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