Zeus, The Almost Blind Owl With A Starry Night In His Couple Of Eyes

Have you ever seen an owl with stars in its eyes? Here's a special guest owl with such stars in it. This owl was found on a porch. Once noticed by the caring homeowners, it was taken to the vet. After the visit to the vet, this owl received a new permanent residence at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. It was named after the Greek God “Zeus”, who was the god of thunder and sky. The reason for it to be named after the Greek god was its stunning, big, starry eyes.

If eyes were the windows to the soul, then Zeus has the entire Universe in his soul since its eyes contain galaxies. Zeus is a Western Screech-owl who has gone blind at a very young age. By now, only 10% of vision is left with it. The caretakers say that Zeus will never be released into the wild due to the loss of vision. Zeus receives a lot of TLC at the Wildlife Learning Center in California.

The caring team at the Wildlife Learning Center since 2012 said: “In our combined 40-plus-years of working with wildlife, we’ve never seen anything quite like it. But he’s doing great! He still hangs out in the office with us every day and is otherwise completely healthy.”

The reasons for the starry eyes of the owl are the clots of protein, blood pigment plus the presence of cataracts. Some wildlife officers suspect this state is a result of an attack by a predator. Perhaps, it might be a result of a flying accident too.

They continued: “We have seen people just about taken to tears when meeting this most special little owl. Remarkably, Zeus’ disability brings so much awareness, sensitivity, and concern for not just screech owls, but all types of wildlife, as well as the environment we share. Zeus is truly an ambassador … he’s a joy. It’s not just a responsibility for us to care for him, but a privilege.”

Zeus is given a toy friend to play with. It has a big interest in Halloween too. Anyhow, Zeus is a social owl so, try to visit him if you live nearby California. It might give him a lot of happiness.

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