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WSU Veterinary Hospital rehabilitates severely dehydrated/traumatized owl

by crd 9. July 2013 16:49

A great-horned owl was rescued on the Washington State University campus earlier last week, and veterinarians are confident they'll be able to nurse him back to health.   KLEWTV video

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WSU Vet hospital treats nine great horned owlets

by WSU CVM 26. April 2012 07:39

Rarely seen by the public, baby great horned owls are being treated at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and it’s hard to believe that the nine palm-sized puffballs with curious yellow eyes will grow into fierce raptors of the woods.

The young babies - five from one nest and four from another - are being hand-fed until they are strong enough to eat on their own. The first four were brought to WSU on April 13 at roughly one week old. Just four days later, the second group arrived at only a few days old.

"We’ve had great horned babies before, but in 10 years, I’ve never had any this young,” said veterinarian Nickol Finch, who oversees WSU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Center. "Pretty much all they’re doing is eating and sleeping.”
It’s rare for humans to get a glimpse of baby great horns. Their parents usually nest high up in trees and are aggressive protectors of their young. Considering the owls possess talons powerful enough to cart off animals five times their weight, most people are wise enough to keep their distance.

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Snowy Owl undergoing treatment at WSU Vet Hospital

by Admin 10. January 2012 13:57

A snowy owl that flew thousands of miles from its home only to collide with a car west of Spokane, Wash., is being treated at Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


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WSU Returns Great-horned Owl Chick to its Nest

by WSU CVM 22. March 2011 09:34

A great horned owl chick was found on the playground of Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. The chick was kept at the College of Veterinary Medicine for a week until it was confirmed that his mother was still in the area and then was returned to the nest using a  large bucket truck from Avista to reach the nest located about 40 feet off the ground.


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