Big Bird stays in Ubin
The Straits Times, 17 February 2004
BIG BIRD STAYS ON UBIN: Eighteen-month-old Lim Jie En tries to feed the family's pet ostrich at the home of his great-grandfather, Pulau Ubin village head Lim Chye Joo.
The bird was given to the family a few months ago and has been allowed to stay on the island, unlike most of the chickens, ducks and geese there which were removed by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) recently to minimise the risk of backyard poultry getting bird
The AVA says most ostriches are not endangered and can be kept as pets if they are put in confined enclosures, have enough space to move about freely and do not pose a nuisance to the neighbours.