09 September 2009

I am re-posting the latest entry for all of the bloggers following Koo's saga:

For all that were interested I read some sad news today on the looduskalender blogger website. (here is the link for all who are interested; http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=107&p=46019&hilit= Koo was euthanized. I copied a pice of a blog but be sure to go to the blog website and read for yourself. I was very saddened when I read the news.
There was a news from YLE (Finnish radio) from 17:59. Description of the condition and situation of of Koo, soemthing about the results seen from x-ray of Koo's legs. I hope someone who can better English than me could translate the news. Anyways it is told that the knee, or leg of Koo had been broken sometime before time (?), "the doctor said that bones had ossified in the wrong position. The bones were so fragile be cause of lack of calcium (?), so it was impossible to make surgery operation".. well.. There is also recorded interview of Ranua Zoo's Intendent (Curator?)Mari Heikkilä to be listened in Finnish, 4,30 minutes.

:( Mary Pat

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So very sad about Koo. At least folks there tried to help, and at least Koo didn't suffer and die in a ditch. I guess there are pros and cons about banding these birds, but in this case it was not good.

There has been an osprey in the Woods Hole nest until yesterday. Wonder if s/he has finally decided to fly south.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

It is terrible that nothing was done to rescue Koo before she fledged. I am not happy with the ringer who should not have touched Koo after noticing her leg condition. He should have rescued Koo and took her to Ranua. all this is hindsight of what could have been done. I tried to contact various newspapers, the University, Pulkkinen, etc but it was to no avail.
I am just grateful to the hunter who found her and the police who transported her to Ranua. At least she passed in the company of loving people and not starving in the ditch or worse, being eaten by a predator. She had such a wonderful spirit and I'll never forget her.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how the Spanish moss got in the nest? I haven't seen an osprey there for quite a while. Is another bird trying to take over?

Vivian