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Rare Bird

Harpy eagles range from Mexico to northern Argentina, and live in forested areas. Their wingspan can reach up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) across, and they are extremely agile fliers. They possess excellent long-distance vision, and their great physical strength allows them to prey upon large animals including monkeys and sloths. Although the Harpy still occurs over a considerable range, its distribution and populations are under increasing pressure due to habitat loss.

Our Harpy Eagles

The harpy eagle is the largest and most powerful bird of prey that can be found in the Americas. This intimidating bird holds a position at the top of its food chain, with no natural predators challenging it. Zoo Miami is currently home to two adult harpy eagles, a 12-year-old, 18-pound female and a 13-year-old, 12-pound male. While the male tends to be more predictable and calm, the female eagle is curious – enjoying stimulating activities and enrichment. These two recently became the parents of a healthy chick on December 2, 2012, making Zoo Miami the second zoo to successfully breed harpy eagles in North America. While keepers are still trying to figure out the gender of the chick, he or she seems to be growing at a very impressive rate!  When the chick was first born, its parents were protective, but also surprisingly relaxed. Having already given birth to a chick before, maybe these experienced parents learned to overcome their parental jitters! Other than watching their baby chick grow, the two adults are kept entertained by materials provided by keepers. The birds get to carry around coconuts and sticks, which they enjoy picking at and shredding with their beaks. Keepers will even play recorded animal calls to spark their interest!


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