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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shirley and Jenny..

Shirley after decades of living in a zoo, without the company of other elephants, is transported to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. There she encounters a former circus friend Jenny after a 22-year separation.. They caress one another with their trunks, trumpeting frantically until the barrier between their cages is removed so that they can be together.The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable between the two former circus elephants.

No, elephants never do forget.

Not only do we share the same world with these amazing animals, but we may even share emotions. This is the complex world we live in. And all of this is Nature.