SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jewel gives birth to cubs

Ely, Minnesota
Congrats to Jewel the Bear who is now a MOMMY! 
Female black bears give birth to two or three cubs in mid-winter, according to National Geographic. The cubs are blind and helpless at birth and stay with their mother for about two years.
Black bears, whose scientific name is Ursus americanus, are solitary animals most commonly found in forests. Despite their name, not all black bears are black. They can be brown, blond, bliush-gray, or even creamy white, according to the National Museum of Natural History website.
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