The ultimate predator
Harpy eagles have an interesting range of space to live. These birds are native to Central America, meaning southern Mexico to northern Argentina. Harpy eagles are found in the emergent layer, which is about 130 feet off of the ground, where they build seven foot wide and three foot thick nests called airies. This species builds airies in the tallest tree in their habitat that has strong enough branches. Airies are added to annually. When the airies grow too big, these birds build a new airie. This species likes to use forks in a tree to build their airies. Airies are built with a depression in the middle. When the females lay eggs, they are placed in the depression and covered with leaves. The leaves are replaced when they dry out. Harpy eagles have territories that can exceed 10,000 acres. Other harpy eagles might battle for a territory.
The harpy eagle is a near threatened animal species in conservation status. It is killed by habitat loss and shooting. In some countries, shooting these eagles is legal. In others it is illegal. Harpy eagles are not afraid of humans, easily making them a target for hunters. They need our help survive.
The ultimate predator is in need of our help to stay alive. If you get the chance to see this magnificent creature, cherish it. Harpy eagles are rarely found creatures. The true king of the jungle is calling. The harpy eagle is awaiting your answer.
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