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Philippine Eagle Centre

Philippine Eagle © Harrybalais
Philippine Eagle © Harrybalais

The Philippine Eagle (also known as the monkey-eating eagle) is one of the world's largest and most powerful eagles. Tragically, it's also one of the rarest and is critically endangered. The only remaining members of the subspecies soar above the mountains of eastern Luzon, and the heavily forested areas of Mindanao. Animal lovers should visit the Philippine Eagle Center. Located in Malagos, which is near Davao City, the centre is home to a fair number of eagles, as well as mammals, reptiles and other bird species. The animals live in a simulated tropical rainforest. The centre is popular with tourists and allows them to see these rare and impressive creatures in their natural environment. Visitors must pay an entrance charge, though guided tours are free. They should also call ahead and book in advance, as the centre sometimes hosts large school groups.

Website: www.philippineeagle.org