Albino crow lands in B.C. wildlife shelter
Saturday, June 05 2010 @ 08:03 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
An albino crow chick sits on a perch, June 3rd, at Monika's Wildlife Shelter after being hand fed. The young chick was dropped off at the Surrey shelter and is being fed every hour by volunteers.
Photograph by: Ward Perrin, PNG
SURREY, B.C. — A young albino crow is now a permanent resident of Monika's Wildlife Shelter in Surrey.
The male crow, about five weeks old, was turned in to the shelter Wednesday.
Monika Tolksdorf, who runs the centre, says it's not "a total rarity" to find a white crow, but that the bird won't survive if released.
"Usually they die, because most of them go blind because they have no protection from the sun," she says.