Eric Remington, who is both a Buddhist Monk and a Nature lover, was also a very dear friend of Koko, the gorilla who taught us that gorillas can use sign language to express their thoughts and feelings quite clearly. He has spent many hours at The Gorilla Foundation’s former gorilla sanctuary, which is currently a safe harbor for various animal species.
Eric is particularly fond and knowledgeable about birds and reptiles and has observed and documented dozens of them at the sanctuary. In this blog, Eric will be sharing his wisdom and love of Nature, Koko, all animals, and life with us — through poems, photos and stories. We hope it inspires you to develop a closer relationship with Mother Nature too, and help us all find ways to sustain her — and us.
Following is a list of some of the birds Eric has identified, to-date, at Koko’s sanctuary.
And below that is a poem by Eric that expresses his love for all living beings …
|Birds that Dwell at Koko’s Sanctuary (as of April 2021)|
|Black-Crowned Night Heron|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Mac Gilliray’s Warbler|
|Western Screech Owl|
A poem by Eric Remington: