One-eyed owl becomes newest Internet star
Owls may be known for their piercing stares, but that hasn't stopped a one-eyed member from being an animal ambassador at the Chattanooga Zoo.
His name is Oedipus, and he is a snowy white and brown Eastern Screech Owl who recently became a resident at the Tennessee facility.
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According to a post on the zoo's Facebook page, he arrived at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with "an eye injury that resulted in its removal."
Because such a disability would hinder his survival in the wild, the zoo became his permanent home.
The owl will be used in his role of ambassador to help publicize conservation efforts.
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