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Celebrities react to viral video of ostrich running loose in Quezon City

Bela Padilla and Alessandra de Rossi were some of the celebrities who reacted to the viral video of an ostrich running loose in Quezon City.

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08/05/2020 01:08 PM
Celebrities react to viral video of ostrich running loose in Quezon City
Photo Credit: @glaizaredux, @bela and @msderossi Instagram

In what many referred to as one of the most peculiar moments of 2020, an ostrich running around inside a village in Quezon City took social media by storm on Tuesday, August 4. 

While several netizens found the video somewhat amusing, the likes of celebrities such as Bela Padilla and Alessandra de Rossi expressed her concern for the poor creature which was owned by someone who lives in the same private village.

“But also...are we allowed to keep ostriches at home? I kinda feel bad for that cute dude who probably ran for the first time today,” Bela wrote.


 

 

A netizen — whose dad works at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) — brought relief to Bela after she was told that the ostrich has been brought to the Wildlife center of the government agency.

“Confirmed with my father who works in DENR, dinala na po sa Wildlife (DENR) today,” the netizen said. To which Bela replied: “This is such great news!”

 

 

Alessandra de Rossi, on the other hand, raised her concern for the ostrich as photos of the flightless bird getting caught surfaced online.

“Tiktok na ba ang punishment? But seriously, poor ostrich. Sana di nasaktan. Minsan lang nakalaya, kulong na naman. Sana ilagay sya sa tunay niyang lugar,” she stated. 

 

 

Alessandra went on to educate netizens about owning wildlife animals, saying there are other ways to get informed about animals — especially with the internet made more accessible now more than ever. 

She wrote: “Tuwang-tuwa ako sa zoo dati. Nung lumaki na ako, di ko na kaya. Gusto ko lang makakita ng gorilla, pero naawa din ako. Pati sa lahat. Sana hindi sila nakakulong lang. May YouTube naman na for info. Di na kailangan sa personal para maconfirm. Or safari nalang. Let them be.”

 

 

It is still unclear how the ostrich ended up in the property of someone who lives in the village, but according to Glaiza de Castro — who appears to be familiar with the place — the owner of the said ostrich also owns a peacock. 

 

 

According to the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, the ownership of an ostrich as a pet is allowed as long as it is registered under the DENR.