Two of our non-releasable Great Grey Owls have found a new home at the Calgary Zoo. The first was admitted into our hospital late May from Sundre with the second arriving in July from Rocky Mountain House. Both had similar injuries, sustaining head trauma and wing fractures.
Neither owls could be repaired so were deemed permanent. As they both thrived in captivity, we started looking for a good placement for them. With one female and the other male, and after being housed together, they quickly became a bonded pair. We knew they must go to the same place, together. We were thrilled when the Calgary Zoo informed us that they had room in their owl display and were happy to give them a new home. They were transferred mid-October and are doing well.