By Jim Crumley
"An utter delight" Jennifer Tetlow. popular nature author Jim Crumley will get up shut and private with a few of Britain’s such a lot iconic and enjoyed animals - right here, the barn owl.? The Encounters within the Wild sequence not just bargains insights into their amazing lives, but in addition considers the conservation efforts to guard them and the way the longer term appears for those a lot enjoyed animals.
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