Rare owl to be released back to nature


MIRI: A local protected bird species called Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) was surrendered to the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) on Saturday by a concerned citizen.

According to SFC in a statement, the owl will be released back into the wild after health checks.

Owls are a protected species under the Wild Life Protection Ordinance 1998.

SFC chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton, who is also Controller of Wild Life, expressed his gratitude to the concerned citizen for the gesture as it helped protect the state’s wildlife. 

This species that was surrendered is an extremely rare migrant owl with very few confirmed records.

Members of the public with information on wildlife sighting are encouraged to call SFC’s Hotlines at Kuching (019-8859996), Sibu (019-8883561), Bintulu (019-8332737), Miri (019-8290994).

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