Dimapur, March 16 (EMN): Nagaland Zoological Park has a new feathered member, an owl stated to be a ‘barn owl.’
Thepukhoyi Kezo, a lecturer at Agape College in Padumpukhuri of Dimapur, was said to have “donated” a barn owl (Tyto Alba) to the Nagaland Zoological Park.
The Park’s authorities issued a press release on Saturday informing about the ‘donation.’
The press release stated: “The donor said the owl was a rescued fledgling atop the terrace in the college campus on January 29th 2019. But after months of caring, it was found that the bird should be brought to the care (sic). Hence keeping in mind the diminishing wildlife and the importance of conservation, the bird was then donated to the zoo.”
Kezo is said to have handed the owl over to the Park on March 14, to the officers in charge at Nagaland Zoological Park. The Park is located at Rangapahar in Dimapur.
“Nagaland Zoological Park has appreciated the gesture for donating the barn owl to the zoo and added the NZP will look forward to his future concern and participation in saving more of the diminishing wildlife in the state,” the press release stated.
The Park states that the barn owl is the most widespread land bird species in the world, occurring in every continent except Antarctica. Its range includes all of Europe (except Fennoscandia and Malta), most of Africa apart from the Sahara, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Australia, many Pacific Islands, and North, Central and South America, the updates stated.