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Rare Photos of Baby Harpy Eagle Harpy Eagles are one of the most powerful birds of prey in the world. Their talons are the size of Grizzly Bear claws and their gigantic beaks make quick work of the monkeys and sloths they hunt for food.  These massive birds of prey have a wingspan of six to seven feet and, when sitting, have the height of a five-year-old child. They are also one of the least observed raptor species in the world. Combined with diminished number due to habitant loss and human trophy hunters, Harpy Eagles don't soar to hunt, but lurk in the trees like a gigantic winged monstrosity, waiting to ambush prey in surprise. (It goes without saying that monkey and sloth nightmares are dominated by Harpy Eagles.) They also require a huge territory for hunting, with a single pair occupying between 3,000 and 7,000 hectares of forest. So for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike, a...

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Ever since Balboa crossed the Central American isthmus to declare the Pacific Coast for Spain, and then gold was subsequently transported overland from the New World to the Old , Panama remains a cross-roads in the world including expansion of the Panama Canal and new developments of interest for travel and ecotourism. Panama tour guide, Ivan Hoyos, one of our expert Panama guides, used to work in our Seattle office until he decided to return to his native country and spend more time leading Panama ecotours.  The subway construction in Panama is rapidly progressing, Frank Gehry´s Biodiversity Museum is scheduled for opening to the public by February 1, 2014, the street restoration works in the beautiful restored old city of Casco Viejo are soon coming to an end and there many new hotels to be opened within the next 3-6 months: • American Trade Hotel (50 rooms) located in the...
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