Moderators Moderator_02 Posted April 5, 2017 Moderators Share Posted April 5, 2017 Quote Harpy Eagle Day 9-April-2016 This post is also available in: Spanish Harpy Eagle Day. Summit Municipal Park will be celebrating the Harpy Eagle Day on Sunday, April 10, with a festival that will have a magic show, performances by national artistes, photography competitions, inflatable games and many surprises. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. Entrance costs $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for students and pensioners and children under five enter free. Harpy Eagle Day celebrates Panama’s animal icon. This festival is organized by the Panama Municipality, Sony and Friends of the Harpy Eagle Trust, with the objective of promoting the conservation of this endangered bird and its habitat. Visitors will also have the opportunity of guided tours through the park and lectures about the zoo animals. The little ones can take part in a harpy eagle costume contest. It is important to point out that they should be made from recycled materials. This family activity is celebrated every year to recognize Panama’s national bird, the harpy eagle and other species that are exhibited in the park. It also highlights the biodiversity of the country as well as giving a message about the conservation of the flora and fauna. The most important part of the event will be when “Panama”, the female harpy eagle, flies in her enclosure. Visitors can take a Metrobus from Albrook Mall to Summit Municipal Park for 0.25 cents. For the first time there will be parking for $1.00, for those who are taking their cars. The money from the bus fare and parking will go to the Friends of the Harpy Eagle Trust. The harpy eagle is Panama’s national bird and Law 18 of April 10, 2002, designates April 10 as the Harpy Eagle Day. “Panama”, the harpy eagle, was born in 2009 at the Miami Zoo and it is the first harpy eagle born in captivity in the United States. It is the fifth eagle that has been housed at the Summit Municipal Park. https://www.thevisitorpanama.com/2016/04/harpy-eagle-day/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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