Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl that has eyes like galaxies. The
‘stars’ in Zeus’s eyes are caused by strands and clumps of collagen
floating around it. Zeus found a home at the Wildlife Learning Centre in
California back in 2014.
The puppy bowl is starting and they had Punxsutawney Phil [the groundhog] and his retainers determine the coin toss for if Team Ruff or Team Fluff goes first.
The cheerleaders are rescue rabbits and guinea pigs. Team Fluff’s mascot is a rescued Chinchilla in it’s own area. Team Ruff’s mascot is a rescued Screech Owl chilling on a perch decorated with Puppy Bowl stuff. The social media expert is a rescued grey parrot named Meep who is ‘tweeting’ as things happen aka they took a few mins of footage of them sitting on a laptop and then let them sit wherever they wanted, then simulated the screen.
The ref is laying down to talk to the players if they just sit there. The pups are licking his face or just playing.
I love Puppy Bowl, but Puppy Bowl XIII is what 2017 needed.
During my time spent on tumblr perusing photos of cute baby animals, I’ve seen a lot of photosets where a photo of a very cute plush doll was misidentified as a real baby owl. And I happen to think the real thing is fantastically adorably awkward and deserves to be cooed over too. So here is a photoset of actual baby owls for your viewing pleasure.