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Injured Snowy Owl is Ready for Release into Wild

Updated: 04/18/2014 2:56 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 2:39 PM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (04/18/2014) – A snowy owl reportedly hit by a bus in Washington, D.C., in late January 2014 is scheduled to be released this weekend by The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

According to a press release from the University of Minnesota, the owl had been receiving care at The Raptor Center to replace damaged wing feathers and to complete its rehabilitation after initial treatment at the National Zoo and City Wildlife in Washington, D.C. The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 900 sick and injured raptors each year, while training veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.

The rehabilitated owl will be released back to the wild on the northern Minn./Wis. border, alongside a second snowy owl patient from Superior, Wis.

“Once the snowy owl is released, what it will do is speculation,” The Raptor Center clinic manager Lori Arent said in a release. “It may stay in the area for a few days, but its migratory urge will eventually encourage it to move north. The upper Midwest makes a lot of sense as a starting point for that journey.”

To learn more about The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, visit The Raptor Center blog or social media.

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota

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