05072016 Great Horned Owl
During a windstorm it is not uncommon for immature birds to be blown down from the trees in which they have been living. Typically we recommend putting the displaced birds back in their nests. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, this cannot always be done.
Thanks to the efforts of a concerned citizen and Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, this guy was picked up and brought to us. There were no injuries found . As you can see he is quite large for a baby Great Horned Owl!
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This baby Great Horned Owl doesn't look or act much like a baby anymore! He is extremely aggressive when a human enters his cage to put food in his pen or to clean...he definitely is not imprinted to humans! Great Horn Owls stay with their parents for an average of 210 days before they are on their own...so he still has awhile before he is released.
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This large Great Horned Owl baby is enjoying his foster parent, Apollo, our educational Great Horned Owl. A baby needs to be raised with one of their own species, so Apollo volunteered! Apollo will be getting a break from going out to education programs for most of the summer while he keeps this baby company. Great Horned owls spend the most time of any owl with their parents before they leave on their own. So this "little" guy won't be ready to go back to the wild until fall.