Tawny owl released back to nature

Next Thursday, the City Park will have a new inhabitant. At 9:30pm and as a way to mark World Animal Day (October 4), a tawny owl (Strix aluco) will be returned to nature.

This event is promoted by the Municipalities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and aims to return to nature, wild animals rehabilitated at the Centro de Recuperação de Fauna do Parque Biológico de Gaia (Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of Gaia Biological Park). It is also a way of raising the public awareness, particularly the younger generation, to protect wildlife and the conservation of biodiversity in urban areas.

The meeting point will be at the Centro de Educação Ambiental do Núcleo Rural (Environmental Education Centre of the Rural Hub) in the City Park, with entrance on Beco de Carreiras, quinta 66. Participation in the event is free.

To note that this is not the first time that wild animals are returned to nature in the Park City of Porto. In 2017, for example, also during the celebrations of World Animal Day, a hedgehog and a sparrowhawk were released.

Source: Porto.pt

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Published 03-10-2018