Screech-Owl

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Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asioby brian rusnica

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(via ScienceAlert (@sciencealert) • Instagram photos and videos)

Meet 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.

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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.

1. Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) by Irawan Subingar
2. Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) by Ola Nowak
3. Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) by Lisa Morffiz
4. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) by Jim Cumming
5. Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio) by Greg Schneider
6. Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) by Alun Thomas
7. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by Markpkn
8. Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) by Shaun Healey

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(via Master of Disguise | by Vishal Subramanyan | Flickr)

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Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottiiby Ken Shults

Vaamal got a pair of twins Maaliv (green) and Coran (pink) 

Coran becomes an uncle and Allura a big sis :>