Wednesday, February 08, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Rehabilitated Great Horned Owl to return to the wild
MILWAUKEE – Celebrate with the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center staff as they release Benjamin, a Great Horned Owl, back into the wild.
A passerby found Benjamin after he was struck by a car in Oak Creek. After spending the night at a private emergency clinic, he was transferred to the Wildlife Rehab Center at WHS. X-rays showed that Benjamin's wing was badly fractured. We provided surgery to place stabilizing pins in his wing to give the fracture a chance to heal.
After four months of medical treatment and physical rehabilitation, Benjamin is fully recovered and ready to return to the skies! Benjamin likely has a mate waiting for him and so he'll be released near where he was found -- just in time for Valentine's Day.
WHAT: Great Horned Owl Release
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2012; 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parking lot of Falk Park, 2013 W. Rawson Ave. The park is on the south side of Rawson Ave., Oak Creek.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The owl will be held in-hand for a few minutes for media photographs before being tossed into the air to take flight!
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Media Contacts: Angela Speed, (414) 431-6104, Scott Diehl, Wildlife Manager, (414) 431-6117.