Evidence of fowl play

Cages containing eagle owls and scops owls that were confiscated from a Philippines Transport Security officer being kept at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in suburban Manila yesterday. The authorities at the country's main airport seized 47 rare animals
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Cages containing eagle owls and scops owls that were confiscated from a Philippines Transport Security officer being kept at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in suburban Manila yesterday. The authorities at the country's main airport seized 47 rare animals and birds which the public employee was allegedly trying to smuggle to Japan, a senior wildlife official said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2016, with the headline 'Evidence of fowl play'. Print Edition | Subscribe