Philippine Eagle Research & Nature Center
Philippine Eagle Research & Nature Center information
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To view one of the largest eagles in the world (in terms of wing span), head to the Philippine Eagle Research & Nature Center , which is dedicated to conserving these endangered birds. Around 35 Philippine eagles (also known as monkey-eating eagles) are here, 20 of which were bred through artificial insemination. The camp is set in a pocket of native forest near Malagos, 36km north of Davao. There are enough wild birds flitting around to keep even the least avid birdwatcher happy – other species of eagles and animals also call the centre home. You can watch an informative video about eagles in the wild – there are about 500 in the Philippines – and the threats they are facing through deforestation and hunting. The average eagle lifespan in the wild is 20 years, but it’s much longer at the centre.