“Owl Jolson” the tiny owl who was found injured in Sea Gate. Parks Department photo by Daniel Avila,
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A tiny Canadian owl who was found in Sea Gate suffering from head trauma and inflammation has been released into the wilds of Central Park, reports Gothamist. The owl, named “Owl Jolson” after a character in a 1930s Warner Brothers cartoon, was brought into Parks Department headquarters in a shoebox by a man who just said, “Here’s an owl.” He (or she—no one knows) is a Saw-whet owl, which mainly eats mice. Owl Jolson was nursed back to health at a shelter on Long Island.