Elusive Owl Species Spotted in the Wild for the First Time in 150 Years


Photo: Dr. Robert Williams

A pair of British researchers visiting Ghana could not believe their eyes when they inadvertently stumbled upon an incredibly rare species of owl that had not been seen in the wild for 150 years. The remarkable moment reportedly occurred earlier this month as Dr. Joseph Tobias and Dr. Robert Williams were conducting a study on the biology and ecology of the African nation. However, their project took a wholly unexpected turn when the duo was walking through the wilderness and accidentally wound up waking a large bird that was sleeping on a tree branch. When the two researchers got a look at the creature with their binoculars, Tobias recalled, "our jaws dropped."

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