Meradong teacher drives 100km to hand over injured rare eagle to SFC

Zulkipli (centre) handing over the injured bird to SFC staff. – SFC photo

A TEACHER from Meradong drove some 100 kilometres to Sibu to hand over to the Sarawak Forestry Corporation an injured rare eagle he spotted along the highway .

The teacher from SMK Meradong, Zulkipli Abdul Rani, has earned praises from the SFC for the selfless act.

SFC chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton was quoted in The Vibes portal that the teacher’s action should be emulated by other people in Sarawak.

“The teacher was driving along Jalan Bakong in Meradong district when he saw an eagle injured on the road and unable to fly anymore.

“He rescued the eagle and then drove across Meradong district all the way to the Bukit Lima Nature Reserve in Sibu district to hand over the injured eagle to our SFC unit there.

“This teacher is a good, noble citizen. His example of care and concern for animals should be emulated by everyone,” Zolkipli said.

The injured eagle – SFC photo

The injured bird has been sent to a veterinary clinic for treatment before being taken to the nature reserve for rehabilitation, he added.

Zolkipli also advised the public who came across injured wildlife to contact the SFC immediately.

The SFC hotlines are 019-8859996 (Kuching), 019-8883561 (Sibu), 019-8332737 (Bintulu) and 019-8290994 (Miri).