Polka and Dot were the only pair of captive spotted owls that regularly hatched chicks.

This footage of their nest was shot by Lee Schaefer at the High Desert Museum in 2008.

Dot died in 2010 of old age, and Polka died yesterday, October 27th. The museum had been unable to find a new mate for him.

Footage shared with Earthfix by the High Desert Museum, and edited by Amelia Templeton

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