A rare bird believed to be owned by the University of Helsinki, Finland, was caught in Jigawa state, Nigeria.
The bird, known as the Western Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), a rare creature in Nigeria, was reportedly caught on Thursday, October 25th, at Malam Madori, Jigawa State.
Those who caught the bird said a ring bearing some information was spotted on one of its legs. It stated that it was owned by the University of Helsinki, Finland.
The bird was eventually released to fly away at the Baturiya Wetland Reserve in Jigawa.
Abubakar S. Ringim, a graduate of Zoology, wrote on Facebook:
I’m a bit surprised they didn’t just cook the bird. You know Nigerians na. *On a Bush meat diet*.