Pythons, owls, lizards return to Negros Occidental’s forest
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) in Negros Occidental released on Friday 16 rescued wildlife species to mark the World Wildlife Day this March 3.
Animals released included 11 reticulated pythons, two grass owls, two monitor lizards, and a Philippine sailfin lizard.
According to the Penro-Negros Occidental, the release was done in Talisay City together with the personnel of Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in the cities of Bago and Kabankalan.
These species were put in the temporary shelter of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and once declared fit for release by a veterinarian, they are returned to their natural home.
The DENR has underscored the importance of releasing wildlife back to the wilds after their captivity to allow the animals regain their natural instinct of living and hunting on their own.