IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED BARN OWL & FOUNDER 'GYZMO'
IN MEMORY OF GYZMO - 1995 - 2014 RIP
Due to a complicated illness, Gyzmo our beloved Barn Owl took a turn for the worst & went downhill with an unexpected illness. It is with a massive amount of sadness that we lost an amazing & well loved Barn Owl, this was not just any Barn Owl, he was the boss & our closest friend. On the morning of 7th June 2014 at 1.30am, Gyzmo gently fell asleep in our hands. Typing this with tears is hard.
Gyzmo loved humans
For those who had the pleasure of meeting Gyzmo, whether you flew him to the gloved hand, met him on a photography day or even encountered him on a Barn Owl Birthday Party, people always left feeling honoured by his presence. Gyzmo's favourite people of all were children, he thought they were amazing & great fun, he just loved them to bits!! At 4pm he would always be waiting eagerly at the front of his aviary because he knew this was his time when visitors including children would be arriving to meet him & take him out to fly, what a show off he was.
He was a true Ambassador supporting other Owls
During 19 years, he supported his wild cousins by demonstrating to people how Barn Owls liked Owl Boxes. Gyzmo also worked very closely with his carers to raise important funds to help injured & abused Owls whether their origins are wild or captive bred. When sick or injured Owls arrived at the Centre, we would perch Gyzmo in the same room to reassure each arrival that they were in a safe place & us humans were here to help them. He simply had that special behaviour that created such a calming & relaxing atmosphere. Gyzmo was a very special Barn Owl & he still is!!
You leave behind a very special Barn Owl Centre of which you started, this will live on in your memory Gyz & you will never ever be forgotten!!!
We will all miss you - Bye Bye Gyz & sweet dreams you beauty xx
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