Zeus, The Owl That Holds The Cosmic Sky In Its Eyes!


A Portal to drift among the cosmic sky via the eyes of an owl.

Meet Zeus, the owl that has eyes which resemble a cosmic sky twirling inside his eyes. This little feathery creature is a western screech owl, and he lost 90% of his sight at a youthful age. The helpless creature was found lying on an entryway patio close to the Wildlife Center. Because of this visual impairment, he had collided with the wall of a house. 

Why the name “Zeus”?

WLC named him “Zeus” after the Greek god who represents thunder and the sky, because of its unique celestial eyes. What superior name can suit more than “Zeus” – the lord of the sky itself. You can imagine how lovely his eyes are.  

Can the little feathery creature go back to the wilderness with no sight?

Getting discharged back to the wild appears to be difficult without sight. An owl being a predator can’t hunt for itself without sight, hence WLC in California has brought him into their sanctuary with a commitment to take care of him with heaps of TLC and feeding it protein stuffed nourishment. It has been in their rehabilitation center since 2012.

“In our combined 40-plus-years of working with wildlife, we’ve never seen anything quite like it,” says the team at Southern California’s (WLC).

What’s the secret behind its celestial eyes?

The cause for these wonderful starry eyes is the protein and blood clots in his eyes. He additionally has cataracts. It has been concluded that the damages are results of either a predator’s attack or a flying accident.

“But he’s doing great! He still hangs out in the office with us every day and is otherwise completely healthy.” says the team at (WLC). 

“We have seen people just about taken to tears when meeting this most special little owl,” they say. “It’s remarkable that Zeus’ disability brings so much awareness, sensitivity, and concern for not just screech owls, but all types of wildlife, as well as the environment we share. Zeus is truly an ambassador … he’s a joy. It’s not just a responsibility for us to care for him, but a privilege.”


The owl was a symbol of knowledge in Ancient Greece. The old folklore tells a story where an owl sat on Athena’s blind spot, to help her see the truth. In this manner, the owl turned into a symbol for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and strategy. Be that as it may, in India, the owl is viewed as an image of stupidity. 

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