Animals

This Owl Has Eyes Like the Starry Night Sky

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A blind and injured Western Screech Owl was found on a front porch in Southern California one morning. To everyone’s amazement, he had surreal eyes that were like a beautiful starry night sky. Looking into his eyes makes you feel a thousand miles away in a galaxy of twinkling stars.

The owl has found a permanent new home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. He has been named Zeus after the Greek god of sky and thunder. At the center, Zeus was taken care of by a dedicated team of animal lovers who nursed him back to good health, and is now able to stand on his two feet again.

His condition was thought to be due to a traumatic event such as flying into something or being attacked, however he is currently healthy and does not suffer any pain.

Due to blindness, they could not release him back into the wild as he could no longer hunt. So he now lives on top of a filing cabinet next to the Wildlife Learning Center founder’s desk. It is believed that he only has 10% of his vision.

Zeus brings happiness to everyone that visits him at the center and has even brought some people to tears.

The Eyes are the window to your soul. –William Shakespeare