PH eagle ‘Makilala Hiraya’ to be released back to the wild Tuesday

Published July 27, 2020, 1:14 PM

by Ivy Tejano

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in Davao is set to release a female Philippine Eagle back to the wild on Tuesday, July 28, after the eagle has fully recovered from an injury sustained more than a month.

Philippine Eagle Foundation (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Philippine Eagle Foundation (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

The eagle was named “Makilala Hiraya” after the municipality of Makilala in North Cotabato, where she was found and rescued by the concerned residents in the area.

In the official Facebook page of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) BINHI, it said that the “Hiraya” was a name given by their #conservationpartner EDC, which meant dreams and aspirations.

After over a month of careful assessment, the PEF announced in its official Facebook page that the eagle can soon fly back to its natural habitat.

The PEF, through its partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12, the municipality of Makilala, and EDC, organized the return of Makilala Hiraya to the wild.

Makilala Hiraya was rescued in Makilala, North Cotabato last June 8. She was found on the ground by residents after being chased by a flock of large-billed crows the night before.

“Our team went to retrieve the eagle and brought her to the PEC for further check-up and to be closely monitored,” the EDC BINHI said.

Now, the EDC BINHI said, Makilala Hiraya is deemed healthy and fit for release.