Injured owl brought to Matang Wildlife Centre for treatment

The injured owl is now receiving treatment at Matang Wildlife Centre. Photo: SFC's Facebook page

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KUCHING, May 30: An injured owl in Bau was sent to receive treatment at Matang Wildlife Centre today.

According to Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), the bird was sent by a ranger from the SFC to the centre for follow-up treatment after it was handed over by a concerned villager in the Bau district.

“The villager had given initially treated and fed the animal before contacting the SFC Kuching Regional Office with the help of the police,” it said in a Facebook post today.

All species of owls are protected animals under the Wildlife Ordinance 1998.

Members of the public who have information on those who capture, hunt, trade or preserve protected and fully protected wildlife can call the SFC’s hotline at 019-8859996 (Kuching), 019-8883561 (Sibu), 019-8332737 (Bintulu), or 019-8290994 (Miri). — DayakDaily