Fortunately the recovery center could rescue this crow.
The North Vancouver Island Wildlife Centre has had a busy summer.
Vancouver Island had a special guest. This was given the title “sacred white crow.” In May, the bird was found in poor condition – brought to the center by a very kind person who spotted the poor creature on the ocean.
The crow was so thin it couldn’t fly.
Derek Downs takes care of the white crow. He explains that the bird has small amount of melanin.
However, low levels of melanin can cause many diseases and health problems. Animals and birds with this problem usually don’t live long in the wild.
Interestingly, these mutations only live on Vancouver Island. They usually have a weak immune system. But this time, the vets are doing everything they can to save the injured crow.
In fact, they are already having some success. They are feeding the bird because it refuses to eat on its own.
The bird is taking various antibiotics and vitamins that are having a positive effect on the health.
Now the beautiful boy is feeling very well. Of course, he is still under the care of veterinarians, waiting for a full recovery.