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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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