Meet Zeus, The Beautiful Owl with Stars in his Eyes

Say hello to Zeus, the beautiful owl with an interesting medical condition that turns his eyes into space, full of stars and galaxies. These pictures of this rescue screech owl are amazing, and it’s amazing how beautiful nature’s creatures can become.

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Zeus was rescued in 2012, found blind and tired on a front porch in California, he was taken to the veterinarians who nursed him back to health. Due to his condition however, it was deemed that he wasn’t going to make it on his own, so he being kept at the Wildlife Learning Center in Los Angeles, California. It is believed that he only has 10% of his vision remaining.

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Looking deep into his eyes, you can almost make out the stars and galaxies in outer space. It seems he has a wonderful story brewing in his little eyes, and it makes one stop for a moment and ponder their own existence, I think.  His eyes are so inviting for an owl, it gives him a majestic look about him that makes me feel as though he may open his mouth and start speaking in a godly tone.

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His name comes from the mythical Greek God Zeus, the God of the sky and of lightning. His condition is known as conjunctivitis. This causes blindness among other things, and was most likely caused by flying into something at a high speed or being attacked by a predator.

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Original Post at TwistedSifter.

For more information, head over to The Wildlife Learning Center’s Website.

Original Credit goes out to Reddit user, 2maaej.

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