Friday, February 21, 2014

Albatross finds new home in Albay Park and Wildlife

LEGAZPI CITY – After a series of checkups for bird flu and other contagious diseases, environment officials have decided to entrust a rescued migratory bird Thursday to the Albay Park and Wildlife after it fell from the sky early this year.

Albatross
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The injured albatross was rescued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sorsogon Field Office, according to Jessel Basanta, Information Officer of the Bicol regional office of DENR based here.

Forester Annabelle Barquilla, spokesperson of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Sorsogon said that they dispatched a team to rescue the migratory bird after a concerned broadcast journalist reported that the same fell down on a farm in Bibincahan, Sorsogon City last January 10.

Barquilla said that the team had the migratory bird checked by the Provincial Veterinary Office for avian influenza.
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The local veterinarian found that the albatross is not infected by avian flu. However, it is suffering from weak wing muscles due to prolonged long distance flying and malnutrition. It also has a lesion on one of its webbed feet.

A shot of vitamins to stimulate its appetite and aid its recovery was administered by the veterinarian's office to the migratory bird.

The bird was later turned over to the Albay Parks and Wildlife for further feeding and treatment.

Prior to the incident, DENR Bicol announced that last month that it had already commenced its migratory bird census.
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The birds' migration begins sometime in November, and ends around March every year (by Rey Nasol).
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