TV appeal finds companions for Secret World owl
an abandoned baby barn owl, will soon have some young companions
at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre near Burnham-On-Sea thanks
to his two minutes of stardom on national television.
He made his appearance on the BBCs latest Autumnwatch programme
Secret World Wildlife Rescue founder Pauline Kidner.
explained how Casper would spend the winter at the charitys
base, and explained that his chances of later surviving in the
wild would be far better if he could be reared and then released
with other youngsters.
Now her nationwide appeal has been answered because two other
abandoned baby barn owls will soon be on their way from Swindon
Pauline told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Four week-old Casper was
found in Langport and it is possible he was abandoned by his mum
because of a shortage of food and her need for self preservation
with winter coming on. We're delighted that the appeal has resulted
in finding two baby barn owls."
Pictured: Casper the owl at Secret World near Burnham-On-Sea
will soon have two new companions (pic: Richard Austin)