Bent Lorentzen has contributed a lot for wellness of all humans and animals alike
Bent says: Three weeks ago, while walking along the woods of Vestvolden (the fortification moat that arches around Greater Copenhagen, Denmark), I came upon a nearly dead Hooded Crow (gråkrage in Danish). He or she, just fledging, had fallen out of a high nest in a tree that had little foliage to help break the bird's fall, and had injured her right leg and wing, was emaciated and dehydrated..
As a biologist, and researcher for a university wilderness ornithology laboratory decades ago in the USA, I've rehabilitated many birds in the standard way of using props on young to help prevent imprinting and bonding between bird and human.
But crows are exceptional intelligent and very social creatures. A recent study by Oxford University places their cognitive skills on par with the great apes, despite a brain that is 1/100th the size of a human's.
It is critically important for such a bird's survival that his or her neural networks --especially those related to socialization and problem solving skills -- be deeply nurtured through this critical set of developmental stages, and that includes bonding. And I went rather unconventional in this approach, interweaving the science with Buddhist compassion, love and mutual respect.
In this video, I am about to take the young crow to where I had found him, unable to rise up from where he lay half paralyzed on a grassy area which Copenhagen's parks department mows, and where dog owner illegally let their dogs loose.
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has contributed a lot for wellness of all and one can read about him at facebook.
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