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Black Beauties: 10 Amazing Melanistic Animals

Ashley, a very unusual male melanistic black barn owl, hatched in May 2008. He was bred in captivity. In the wild, owls born with this rare 100,000 to 1 genetic mutation are usually killed by their mothers.

This is Kaln. He is a magnificent European Eagle #Owl, housed at the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucestershire. He is an absolute character.

Thanks to Grundon Waste Management for their generous support to kick-start our appeal to make Gloucestershire a safe haven for barn owls