Snowy Owl Nursed Back to Health Released in Minnesota

April 13, 2018 02:27 PM

A snowy owl found starving along a southwest Iowa highway has been nursed back to health at recovery centers in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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The Omaha World-Herald reports a motorist found the owl weak and barely able to fly in November near Henderson in southwest Iowa. It was first taken to the Fontenelle Forest's Raptor Recovery center near Elmwood in eastern Nebraska. Then it was sent to The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul.

Denise Lewis with the Fontenelle Forest center says the bird was released in top shape less than two weeks ago in Minnesota. The movie bird known as Hedwig in the "Harry Potter" films was depicted as a snowy owl.
 

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