PHILIPPINE EAGLE (Pithecophaga jefferyi) - one of the largest and most powerful Eagles in the world. It is found only in the Philippines in thick, mountainous forests. Preys upon small to medium-sized large mammals, including flying lemurs, civets, flying squirrels, fruit bats, and macaques, medium-sized birds, snakes, and lizards. One of the most endangered raptors in the world. Also called the Monkey-eating Eagle.
A Harris Hawk is seen at Wildlife research and conservation center in Toluca December 23, 2008. From the live snakes that smugglers stuff with packets of cocaine to the white tigers drug lords keep as exotic pets, rare animals are being increasingly sucked into Mexico's deadly narcotics trade. Following the lead of their Colombian counterparts, Mexico's flashy drug lords like to show off rarities like sea turtle skin boots and build ostentatious private zoos. REUTERS/Felipe Leon