The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in Barangay Malagos in Calinan District, Davao City has just announced that Pag-asa the first Philippine eagle hatched and bred in captivity is now a father.
The eaglet sired by Pag-asa was hatched at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the breeding facility of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), the eaglet weighed 158 grams.
The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is considered a highly endangered species because of its rapidly declining population. At least 400 pairs remain in the wild, according to estimates from government and private conservation groups.
The eaglet is the offspring of Pag-asa and Kalinawan. The eaglet is yet to be named.