This summer is an unforgettable time for the staff at: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre on Vancouver Island, Canada as they have the chance to host a really special guest: a juvenile bird that has been dubbed the “sacred white raven” – The little critter was found on the ground in the Oceanside area in May and was brought to the center by a kind citizen.
It’s such a pity that the poor raven was in really bad shape back then. It was malnourished, injured, and unsurprisingly unable to fly.
According to-one of its direct caregivers – animal care technician Derek Downes, this bird isn’t a true albino. It has a little melanin so it’s a leucistic raven instead.
However, the lack of melanin still seriously affects leucistic birds) health, especially their immune systems. They normally don’t last long in the wild.