The wistful gaze and ‘better don’t bother me’ expression make the animal impress at first sight.
The Harpy Eagle is the largest eagle in the world th at lives in the rainforest.
Thanks to its unusual but eye-catching appearance, it is very “welcome” on social networks. For example, a collage like the picture below will have up to 91.6 thousand upvotes (similar to ‘likes’ on Facebook) on Reddit within 20 hours of posting, and more than 200,000 views on Imgur. in the same time.
At first glance, many people do not think this is a bird of prey, they think this is a person wearing a bird costume.
The facial expression looks both serious and silly at the same time.
The face is very typical of the Harpy eagle.
It is the largest, most powerful bird of prey in the tropical rainforests of the world. Their wingspan can reach 224 cm, but only weighs about 3.8-9 kg.
Usually lives in the upper canopy in tropical lowland forests. But unfortunately, its habitat has been severely damaged, so this species is almost wiped out in Central America. There are less than 50,000 left in the world.
In Brazil, the harpy is also known by another (perhaps cooler) name: the royal eagle