Ron Magill, communications director for the U.S. zoo, explained that although the bird came on loan, it will spend the rest of its life here. "We work to conserve the species, and we are pleased that 'Panama' has arrived to its new home," he said.
Maguill explained that they intend to bring in a male bird to breed, with the hatchlings destined for both Summit Park and the Miami Metro Zoo.
The national bird will remain in a cage at the park for at least 15 days before being transferred to the 'Harpy Eagle Observatory', said City Hall officials.
Takuzo Fujimoto, Chairman of the Friends of the Harpy Eagle organization and Sony's General Sales Manager, indicated that they will continue their efforts to conserve the species.