Harpy Eagles are not extinct, however they are rarely seen in the wild. This particular species of eagle is actually at a fairly low risk of extinction. The eagles live in extremely tall trees and build their nests between 90 and 140 feet off of the ground. They are most commonly found in Mexico and northern Argentina as well as throughout other rain forests of South America. The San Diego Zoo actually breeds these eagles and releases them into the wild to help maintain the population. While logging and destruction of forests has potential to harm this species, they are currently not extinct or even considered endangered.
Harpy Eagle is not extinct and is the national bird of Panama. These gorgeous birds are among the world’s largest and most powerful eagles. They typically weigh twenty pounds and are usually about thirty-six to forty inches tall with an average wingspan of seven feet.
The Harpy Eagle generally inhabit rainforests and can be found in Central and South America. They can be easily identified by their grey feathers with a white underside. They are carnivores and are admired for their hunting skills. Harpy Eagles primarily prey on tree-dwelling mammals such as sloths, monkeys, and opossums. Harpy Eagles also prey on some reptiles, macaws and iguanas.
These feared predators have a lifespan of twenty-five to thirty-five years. They mate for life and every couple reproduce every two to four years. Although, they are not extinct, these eagles are listed as near threatened by the IUCN.
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