Name: Ludo
Breed: Tawny Owl
Scientific Name: Strix Aluco

About Ludo

Ludo has stolen the hearts of many! This little bundle of joy was rescued from the wild and did not have the best start in life. She came from Coniston and was found abandoned by her parents. As soon as we picked her up it became obvious there was something wrong with her neck as her head was hanging upside down! We took her to the vets who did a thorough examination but miraculously found nothing structurally wrong and therefore it was assumed the issue was neurological. We agreed to take in the owl, not knowing whether she would survive but several weeks later he is doing amazing! Sadly, we cannot return her to the wild as she would not be able to defend herself. She has poor eyesight, struggles with her balance and needs 24 hour care. Having been signed over to The Owl Sanctuary, she is now a permanent member of our family and we love her dearly. She plays, cuddles and just oozes with love and affection. ​

Tawny Owl

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.​