wildlife retrieval


DENR-NCR rescues wild animals in Novaliches, Quezon City

March 8, 2018


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) rescued on Thursday, 8 March 2018, two (2) wild animals in Quezon City.

Responding to a call made by Mr. Joseph Lim, DENR-NCR personnel rushed to Greenview Executive Village in Novaliches, Quezon City to rescue a reticulated python and a monkey.

Mr. Lim said he caught the snake on the street near his house after he found it wounded fighting a rat, presumably its prey. Wounds are visible the reptile’s head and tail. He also persuaded his friend, Mr. Edsel Eleoco, to turnover his pet monkey to DENR. Mr. Eleoco admitted having received the monkey three (3) years ago as a gift from a friend.

Mr. Ariel De Jesus of the Surveillance and Intelligence Section, Enforcement Division, DENR-NCR led the retrieval of the wild animals. Both python and monkey were handed safely to the Animal Receiving Area of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) for overall health assessment.

Resident veterinarian and Wildlife Rescue Center In-Charge Chief Glenn S. Maguad from BMB examined and treated the python’s injuries. He explained that certain conditions must be met before rescued wild animals are reintroduced into the wild, foremost among which is the health of the animal and its ability to hunt and survive on its own in the wild.

DENR is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country's environment and natural resources, as well as wildlife animals.