Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Goodbye to Milo

A couple of nights ago saw the passing of one of our eldest, and most well known animals. Milo the barn owl. Milo died over night in his enclosure due to old age. He was raised here at the Centre over ten years ago, and since then had become a firm favourite with visitors of all ages.

For many years Milo was on welcoming duty in the reception area until we decided to retire him earlier this year due to him getting on a little bit. Milo was always on hand to greet our school groups and visiting photographers, as well as making many trips out for educational talks to various groups of size and ages.

Milo was a real asset to the Centre and will be missed by staff and visitors alike, but always remembered.


  1. So sad! Milo will always be well remembered.
    Such a well mannered old chap!

  2. Very sad and sorry to hear that we have lost Milo. He will not be forgotten and most of us will have many lasting photographic memories of him on duty in the reception area.

  3. This is very sad news. We have been visiting the British Wildlife Centre on a regular basis for years and are almost on our way over to the UK coming all the way from Germany and having planned to see Milo as one of our highlights again. What a loss. Milo will be remembered, that's for sure.


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