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Giant Harpy Eagle grabs the Sloth

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The Harpy Eagle is arguably the bulkiest eagle still living.

This species is an actively hunting carnivore. Its main prey are tree-dwelling mammals such as monkeys, coatis, and sloths; it may also attack other bird species. The talons are extremely powerful bigger than a grizzly bear claw and help assist with suppressing prey. The Harpy Eagle can exert a pressure of 42 kgf cm² (4.1 MPa or 530lbf in) with its talons. It can also lift more than three-quarters of its body weight.



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