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The Ostrich That Escaped in Quezon City Has Reportedly Died

The DENR is currently investigating the incident.
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The viral ostrich that was caught on video this week running around a village in Quezon City has reportedly died, according to a report on DZBB. The giant bird has allegedly died of stress after people chased it around Mapayapa Village 3 in Quezon City on August 4. 

Officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are investigating what happened. The DENR has summoned the owner of the ostriches on Monday to explain why the two ostriches escaped this week. The officials will also look for evidence of where the ostrich was buried and whether the animal has indeed died. 

According to the DENR, the permits for the ostriches state that the birds came from Misamis and were supposed to be transported to Nueva Ecija. Officials are currently investigating why the two ostriches were in Quezon City. 

The surviving ostrich was turned over by the owner to the DENR and is currently in the rescue center of the Biodiversity Management Bureau. 

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