An owl adopted in the memory of a 13 month old boy has been missing for nearly a month.

Teddy Tengmalm was adopted from The Owl Trust, based on Bodafon Farm in Llandudno, by Gill Hartley for her friend Jules Lloyd following the death of her 13-month-old son Billy-Joe a year ago.

Teddy went missing more than three weeks ago after someone broke into the sanctuary and despite the best efforts from The Owl Trust team, he has not returned.

Trustee Pam Broughton, on Facebook, said: "After many vigils and searches of the woods behind the sanctuary, sadly he has not been spotted.

"He is extremely good at hiding, as we know from when he was an owlet. The chances of us spotting him in a tree are not high.

"However if anyone in the local area thinks they may have seen him, please let us know.

"The wildlife camera set up in his aviary did not reveal him visiting but, early one morning, did record a magpie taking some food. Since that day, food has not been touched at all.

"We are of course still very upset at losing him and will not give up hope that he may, one day, decide he misses us too and come home."

Mrs Broughton said they are convinced they have heard him calling from in the woods at the back of the farm.

Mrs Lloyd said, when Teddy went missing, she was gutted by the news and hoped he would be returned soon.

She said: "We are gutted. We spent precious time with Teddy last year over Billy-Joe’s anniversary.

"He is a perfect match for our boy - small, stubborn, clever, wilful and with a huge personality. It was such a comfort to us to visit him and get to know him.

"We said that if the spirit of Billy-Joe could be embodied in an owl, it would be Teddy.

"It seems especially cruel that he would be lost over the same few days that we lost our son.

"I hope whoever did this shows some compassion, if not for the friends of the Owls Trust then for poor Teddy, who must be terrified."

Teddy, who is six years old, is described as about 7" tall, has bright yellow eyes and will be very frightened. He has a ring on his leg no: 150DMBT.

Anyone with information on Teddy's whereabouts is asked to contact the Owl Trust. Visit for details.