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Henry is a captive-bred European Barn Owl who was chamber-raised by his parents until the age of 5 weeks old. ARC had been seeking a rehabilitated Barn Owl capable of flight for over a year. With no suitable candidates available, ARC decided to adopt Henry. By the age of 10 weeks, Henry was ready to travel to his new home here at the Avian Reconditioning Center.
Whisper, a Common Barn Owl, was transferred to the Avian Reconditioning Center from another local teaching facility in April 2009 when she was 6 years old. She was having trouble adjusting to her previous surroundings and her trainers thought she might be more comfortable at a smaller facility. Whisper loves to be outdoors and seems quite content in her new living quarters.
Mrs. P was found on the ground in 2006 and became imprinted on people after spending time in another facility. She was permanently placed with a wildlife education facility on the west coast of Florida where she remained for the next 3 years. In June of 2010, that facility was closing and so this beautiful owl, now 3-years old, found her new home at ARC.
Patch fell out of his nest making him more vulnerable to other predators. Patch was unfortunately attacked by a raccoon. He ended up losing his eye and has a permanent beak injury. Patch would not be able to survive in the wild and is a wonderful education bird at ARC.
In the summer of 2013, this young owlet was found on the side of the road in Polk County with a traumatic eye injury, most likely sustained in a collision with a vehicle. Her injury was severe and she would not survive in the wild. Lucy will often sit atop her box and greet visitors when she is out at the pavilion on Saturdays.
In June of 2002, this young owlet fell from his nest cavity. Although he didn't sustain any injuries from the fall, Hunter was attacked by Blue Jays while on the ground. The attack caused Hunter to lose his left eye and there was concern he may have permanent damage to his feathers. His feathers did grow in and he is a handsome owl.
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