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Great Horned Owl

Cutie the Great Horned Owl came to Wildworks in February of 2018. We do not know his age since he originally came from nature where he had been injured. One of his wings was broken and healed in a way that no longer allows him to fly. Cutie came from another facility where he had been taken care of after his trauma out in nature had left him unable to care for himself. He is a very quiet bird, rarely making any sound at all, he never hoots. Great Horned Owls will hoot for two reasons, one is to locate a mate during breeding season, and the other is to let other owls know which territory is already inhabited. Cutie does an excellent job of being an animal ambassador for his species when we take him to educational programs. Not only does he show off his ability to turn his head 270 degrees, he makes sure everyone gets a good look at his “horns.” Great Horned Owls are named so for the special feathers on top of their head that resemble horns, these feathers are called plumicorns.

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