Breed: Tawny Owl
Scientific Name: Strix Aluco
Koko was a wild rescue and came to the Sanctuary as an owlet. Sadly, some parents will abandon their babies if they sense they are weak or there is simply not enough food to go around. They may also leave them if they fall out of the nest and there is danger in the area. Paul attempted to release Koko back in to the wild which is always the best option however, she returned several times and clearly wanted to stay! Koko has a lovely personality but has a feisty side! She does not like getting her anklets and jessie’s on but once on your hand she is the sweetest. She also loves to sing!
The Tawny owl is the size of a woodpigeon and commonly found in woodlands. It has a rounded body and head, with a ring of dark feathers around its face surrounding the dark eyes. Tawny owls in the UK are mainly reddish brown above and paler underneath. It is a widespread species in England, Wales and Scotland but not found in Ireland. The Tawny Owl was moved onto the Amber List of Birds of Conservation Concern in 2015 because of concerns that it may have been undergoing a long-term population decline.