CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) rescued a juvenile Philippine Scops owl in Sitio Manggahan, Brgy. Pulong Buhangin, Santa Maria, Bulacan after receiving a call from Eliza Bazco, a concerned citizen on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
The Scops owl is approximately six inches tall and 700 grams in weight.
According to BENRO Department Head Atty. Julius Victor C. Degala, the rescued Scops owl is considered to be an endemic species in the Philippines.
Degala encourages the public to report this type of wildlife capture to the authorities immediately.
The owl was then immediately turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Guiguinto, Bulacan.