Jupiter, a Long-eared Owl, was found in a parking garage in downtown Milwaukee.
The disoriented owl was apparently stunned after colliding into a window and sought the relative quiet of the parking garage to get away from the bustle of downtown. A few people, unaccustomed to seeing an owl in the middle of the city, contacted the Wisconsin Humane Society for help. A wildlife volunteer was dispatched to rescue Jupiter and she brought him in for treatment.
Rehabilitating and Releasing Jupiter
Once at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Jupiter was given a thorough exam, emergency fluids and medicine for the pain.
After recovering for a few hours in an incubator, Jupiter looked much better, but was still a little wobbly and not quite ready for release.
After a couple of weeks in rehabilitation, Jupiter was ready to return to the skies! A staff member banded him for identification purposes and Jupiter took off into the night sky with great enthusiasm.
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