Douglas Pjeky, better known as the “birds of prey whisperer” became really close to GiGi, a great horned owl, when he provided care for the cutie after she was found and rescued by Wild at Heart Rescue, in Mississippi. When brought to the organization to look after, GiGi was very close to dying and her rescuers didn’t think she would be able to make it.
Luckily, she recovered nicely and it was all possible thanks to Doug, who dedicated himself to look after the bird and made sure she got better. The organization’s founder, Missy Dubuisson, shared: “In all my years of working with birds of prey, I have never seen someone with such a bond with these magnificent birds.” And we can tell that’s completely true by just looking at the grateful hugs GiGi gave Doug after he came back from a trip. Faith in humanity: restored.