MANILA:- A monkey-eating eagle has been hatched in captivity in the Philippines, boosting the critically-endangered giant bird’s fight against extinction. Found only in the rapidly vanishing tropical rainforests of the Philippines, the metre- (3.3-foot) long raptor gets its name from its diet of macaque monkeys and other small animals that share its habitat in Mindanao, the country’s main southern island. The chick, hatched at a conservation centre on December 7, was the first in two years and the 26th in 23 years, Philippine Eagle Foundation curator Anna Mae Sumaya said.– AFP