Crested serpent eagle rescued in Zamboanga

Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2019 11:25 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Residents rescued a crested serpent eagle that had an injured leg here Thursday.

The raptor's right leg was injured when it was retrieved from a tree in Purok 8 Recodo, said Muhaimin Asjari, the resident who has been caring for the bird.

The crested serpent eagle could not be more than 4 months old, said Nympha Cunanan, information officer of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Zamboanga City.

The bird was brought to a local veterinarian for check-up before it was turned over to the City Aviary.