Ruru NZ Morepork
Ruru / Morepork - Native New Zealand Owl
This ruru was taken care of at The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Rotorua and it was eventually released back into the wild.
Ruru - New Zealand’s native owl, with large eyes, a mournful cry and a watchful nature, these birds hold a lot of symbolism in Māori mythology. In olden times many people were fearful of the powers of the morepork. Their symbolism is linked with guardianship, forewarning, grief and awareness.
Original Artwork (2018)
Medium - Graphite Pencils on Arches Textured Cold Press Paper
Professionally Framed. Black wood frame with a double mat border. Reflective glass.
Outer frame measurements are 615 x 440mm
All images are Copyright © Joanne Bowe NZ Artist