How You Can Help the 9 Endangered Animals Stolen From Avilon Zoo
They were reported missing on August 14.
(SPOT.ph) In a Facebook post dated August 14, Avilon Zoo announced that nine endangered animals were stolen from the wildlife sanctuary. These include one mature yellow-footed tortoise, one mature common snapping turtle, one juvenile brown tufted capuchin monkey, three mature red-footed tortoises, and three mature black palm cockatoos. All nine endangered animals are part of the zoo's wildcare conservation breeding program. People are now being asked to help by contacting 948-9866 or 0908-865-8984 with any information that could lead to the whereabouts of the animals. The zoo has also shared photos of what the animals look like to help people identify them:
Republic Act No. 9147, or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, prohibits the collecting, hunting, and possession of endangered wildlife. Violators can face up to two years in prison and a fine of up to P200,000.
The Avilon Zoo urges those who have information regarding the stolen animals to immediately contact 948-9866 or 0908-865-8984, or to message their Facebook page.
For updates, log on to Avilon Zoo's Facebook page.