Throughout the years, extinction has been a main topic in society. As the logging industry practices, the decline of our wildlife and the threat of extinction rise by the day. One of the birds that are under the threat of extinction are owls and as more and more trees are being mercilessly cut, these birds are now finding their way in the man-made concrete jungles. Three such baby owls were found in Thane which were rescued and returned back to their wild life. Owls have large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk-like beak and a flat face. Although owls have binocular vision, their large eyes are fixed in their sockets and they must turn their entire head to change views. These unique features of owl give them a distinct identity from other birds. However, these birds today face the threat of extinction. Owls like other birds are rendered homeless with the merciless cutting of trees and dense forest by man to make way for concrete jungles. Driven out of the tree hollows, several have died while injured ones have been rescued by bird lovers. What’s more, the displaced lot seem to have found solace in cavities of society buildings. Three young owls were found trapped on the fifth floor of the garden estate society in Thane. They were rescued by the members of an NGO. From Thane Manoj Singh for NMTV News.
- November 9, 2016