Hiboux, which is French for Owl, is a small male Great Horned Owl. Hiboux was infected with the West Nile Virus in the summer of 2002. Even though he was fortunate to survive the virus, he suffers permanent partial paralysis of his left wing.
Athena the Great Horned Owl
This is Athena, our female great horned owl. Named for the Greek myth that Athena the Goddess could transform herself into an owl. Athena suffers from neurological symptoms brought on by either a head injury or West Nile virus.
Twitter the Great Horned Owl
Found on a golf course in Muskingum County as a young, Twitter (from the sound he makes) suffered head trauma and an eye injury most likely from falling out or being pushed out of a nest. He is quite vocal and will sometimes hoot during programs.
Ruby the Eastern Screech Owl
Ruby is a female red-phased eastern screech owl who suffered irreparable foot and leg injuries after being hit by a car.
Rusty the Red-Phased Eastern Screech Owl
Rusty, like Ruby and Brutus, was permanently injured after being hit by a car.
Brutus the Red-Phased Eastern Screech Owl
Brutus was injured after being struck by a car. His injuries prevent him from being able to survive if released into the wild.
Otus the Gray Phase Eastern Screech Owl
Otus came to us from the Back to the Wild wildlife rehabilitation facility in Castalia, Ohio after it was determined that he was non-releasable due to being struck by a car. Otus, named after his the Otus Asio, the latin name for screech owl, is a male, grey Eastern screech owl.
Raleigh the Barred Owl
Raleigh is a female Barred owl who hails from Raleigh, NC. She suffers from wing injuries sustained when she was hit by a car.
Oz the Barred Owl
Oz came to us all the way from Kansas. She is a female Barred owl who has a missing toe on one foot and a wing injury that not only prevents flight, but prevents the proper growth of some of her primary feathers. Her injuries were sustained from being caught in a soccer net.