News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Meet our Northern Saw Whet-owl
The Raptor Center has a new member of the Education team - a Northern Saw-whet owl. She was found injured in Duluth, where she likely collided with a window. She is blind in her right eye.
Part of her training to become a member of the team who educates over 150,000 each year is to become comfortable with stepping onto a glove, and to step onto a scale. Weighing our birds is a normal part of maintaining their health. Here, Interpretive Naturalist staff member Laura Freeman rewards the owl with a tidbit of mouse, which is her favorite (and a natural item in her diet).
Keep watching our blog and Facebook pages; in a couple of weeks we will invite you to submit your choices for a name for her!