Canada’s burrowing owl is an endangered species that could use much more help than it currently gets. The bird is facing complete destruction; its numbers have dwindled a whopping 95% in the past three decades. Between soil erosion, poisoning, and general human involvement, the birds are dying out faster than they can be saved, and it’s largely—if not fully—our own fault.
I don’t know if you’ve ever seen an owl up close or not, but there’s a reason the birds are symbols of wisdom and the goddess Athena. Owls are incredibly clever, majestic, and adorable while still maintaining a fierceness only a bird of prey could do. The fact that they are dying out due to human interference is such a horrible travesty.