Dinosaur of the week: Martial Eagle

martial eagle

This Polemaetus bellicosus sat on a tree in Kruger Park, back in 2010. The species is classified as vulnerable and decreasing in numbers because of shooting, trapping, poisoning, electrocution and habitat loss.

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3 thoughts on “Dinosaur of the week: Martial Eagle

    • Hm, we were there in 2010. If I remember correctly our guide said that poaching was more of a problem in the adjecent small reserves and the Limpopo Park on the Mozambique side, but also that they were using helicopters and heavy weapons for rhino protection. Don’t know for sure though, sorry.

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