African Spotted Eagle Owl

Idris is Spot’s brother. Idris was named after the actor Idris Elba as although both Idris the owl and Idris Elba were born in the UK they both have African heritage and according to Anita are both very handsome.

Idris is part of the Hack Back therapy owls team and has been trained to work in unusual environments including hospitals and hospices. When our friend Alexander Goodwin was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma, at the age of 9 the Hack Back owls visited Alex to help him to deal with his treatment.

Alex was particularly proud to fly Idris and a picture of the two of them adorns the back of a book about him, Alexander’s Journey.

Part of your sponsorship fee will go towards Alex’s ongoing treatment.

Adopting Idris

Sponsoring an animal via adoption supports the work of Hack Back CIC in delivering animal assisted interventions for children, young people and adults with a wide range of conditions including autism, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, cancer, learning disability and dementia.