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Thursday, July 24 2014 @ 04:01 PM EDT

Harpy Eagle "Cheyenne" - 51 Years Old - Died At Summit Zoo

Animals & PetsCheyenne, the Harpy Eagle on display at the Summit Municipal Park since 2005, died Friday afternoon at the age of 51, after suffering from bone and cartilage wear of old age, said the Mayor of Panama. The city park's emblematic bird has been in the clinic since March 27, where he received all possible attention of the Mayor of Panama, the Board of Trustees Friends of the Eagle and other health professionals advised by predatory specialists from the United States, were watching over Cheyenne's health status, because the average lifespan of these birds is 40 to 50 years. The press release from the Municipal government says that for health reasons, Cheyenne could not appear in the last Festi Harpy in April, an activity in which the Mayor of Panama celebrates the adoption of Law 18 of 10 April 2002, that protects and provides the Harpy Eagle as the national bird of Panama. On 19 June 2012 the Director of Summit Park will travel to the United States to visit the Miami Metro Zoo and formalize the transfer of the Harpy eagle "Panama" to our country. (Estrella)

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