Bullet-wounded flying lemur rescued

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A FEMALE Philippine flying lemur, which had two bullet wounds on the legs, was rescued in Barangay Tuanadatu in Maitum town on Aug. 8 by Regie Batiller, a resident of a neighboring village. In a photo released by the Sarangani provincial office, the local government said the lemur, an endemic specie locally known as kagwang, was brought to the Office of Municipal Agriculturist where Rolando L. Delcano gave it first-aid treatment by injecting multivitamins and spraying antibiotics on the swollen wounds. The lemur has been referred to the Sarangani Provincial Environmental and Natural Resources Office for further examination and observation before releasing back to its natural habitat. — Mindanao Bureau

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