Philippine Eagle "Minalwang" shot dead just 2 months after being released back into the wild

Poor unfortunate creature.

The Philippine News Agency (via reports that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, has asked for the public’s help to find out who shot Minalwang, a male Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The eagle was shot on October 11, barely two months after it was released back into the wild after two years of rehabilitation.



The report noted: "Minalwang had been released by the PEF in Mount Balatukan Range Natural Park in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental on August 15. PEF was alerted after the satellite transmitter attached to the eagle to track its movements stopped sending its signal." The body of the eagle was recoevered on Mount Lumot, also in Gingoog City.


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Note: thumbnail photo of eagle is for illustration purposes only. Photo is shared via Wikimedia Commons by Harry Balais.

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