Protected wildlife returned to habitat
By:Sarah Hafizah Chandra
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The kind member of public handing over the pangolin and pangopup at SFC Kuching region office.

KUCHING: A Buffy Fish owl was safely handed over to the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) Miri region office on Tuesday (June 7).

The corporation, in a statement, said a member of the public found the yellow eyed creature by a roadside at Tanjung Berlipat Niah village.

“The owl is in good condition and without any injury,” SFC stated.

SFC also distributed a Protected Wildlife leaflet to the Samaritan to raise awareness on the importance of protected animal ecosystem against human encroachments.

In a separate occasion, SFC Kuching region office received a pangolin and a pangopup (baby pangolin) which were handed over by a member of the public.

“The gentleman found the pangolin and its pangopup on a roadside in Simunjan on Monday morning (June 6),” it said.

SFC disclosed that the pangolin and pangopup were then released to its natural habitat.

It said that members of the public who have information on catching, hunting, trading, or keeping of fully protected wildlife can contact SFC at its hotline 019-8859996 (Kuching), 019-8883561 (Sibu), 019-8332737 (Bintulu), or 019-8290994 (Miri).

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