One-eyed owl becomes newest Internet star

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."

Meet Oedipus, the one-eyed owl! Oedipus, the Eastern Screech Owl, came to us through our Wildlife Rehabilitation center...

Posted by Chattanooga Zoo on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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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