Bored Ravens Straying from the Tower of London

The Tower of London has been home to ravens for hundreds of years. Legend has it that if the ravens ever vacate the tower, the kingdom will fall. Accounts of the origin of the legend vary. It was just last year that we posted about ravenmaster Chris Skaife successfully breeding a new raven in the tower. But this is 2020.  

Summer visitor numbers would usually exceed 15,000 but because of the coronavirus pandemic, they have fallen to fewer than 800 a day. As a result, the birds are restless for more company.

With a lack of regular tourists, the birds have been venturing away, according to those who work there.

Christopher Skaife, a raven master, told the Sun: “If the ravens were to leave, the tower would crumble to dust. The tower is only the tower when the people are here.

Is this an ominous omen or just a sign of the times? Why not both? Read more about the ravens at the Guardian. -via Strange Company

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