Monday, July 11, 2005

Pulau Ubin ostrich taken to Jurong Bird Park

By Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
11 July 2005

SINGAPORE : Jurong Bird Park has a new resident from Pulau Ubin.

A 1.8-metres ostrich, weighing 60 kilogrammes, is the last of the kept poultry to be taken out of the island.

'Ubin', the three-year-old ostrich, was shipped to mainland Singapore on Monday.

Tests have been conducted on the bird to make sure it was healthy before allowing it to be transported.

But 'Ubin' will still be quarantined for a month before making a public appearance. - CNA/de

Note: Footage from Channel 8 News to follow.

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