Singapore — A barn owl was found in the office of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday morning, he wrote in a Facebook post yesterday.
The surprise visitor had apparently flown into the building overnight and was found perched high and out of reach, said the Prime Minister.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority and Jurong Bird Park were called in, and the bird was released unharmed behind Sri Temasek, said a Straits Times report.
“The Istana grounds are a green refuge for many species of birds and animals,” said PM Lee in his post. “We should preserve and create many such green spaces all over our island, so that in our urban environment we can enjoy the natural flora and fauna of Singapore.”
The post has been “liked” over 23,000 times and shared about 1,400 times, with many applauding the Prime Minister for seeing that the bird was released unharmed.