Three students of Palawan National School (PNS) recently rescued a young Spotted Wood Owl and turned it over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS).
Sommer Buyante, a PCSDS writer, said PNS students Justine Boco, Justin Matienzo, and Kent Paolo Daguinod rescued the owlet on March 25.
PCSDS spokesperson Jovic Fabello said Wednesday that the Spotted Wood Owl is considered as an “endangered species.”
“Iyong Wood Owl nga medyo sini-sipon-sipon na. Sana mabuhay kasi inakay pa iyon. Sana ‘yong nanay noon ay hindi magtampo. Puwedeng sa lakas ng ulan bago [biglang] mainit na mainit baka nalaglag siya [from the nest]. Hindi pa developed ‘yong body niya, ‘yong wings niya and everything. Baby pa siya kasi nagchi-chirp-chirp pa siya parang hinahanap niya ‘yong nanay niya, nakakaawa talaga,” Fabello said.
He said the students found the bird along H. Mendoza Street lying weak and soaked in the rain.
They immediately handed the owlet to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for proper care, he also said.
Fabello said they appreciate the concern of the youth for wildlife.
“Nakakatuwa kasi ‘yong awareness about wildlife is na-inculcate na sa utak nila… naandoon na ‘yong value and pagki-care nila na kapag nakakita sila ng ganyan iniisip kaagad nila is i-turn over o alagaan at the same time ibig-sabihin maganda ‘yong nangyayaring campaign natin for wildlife protection,” he said.