Great Horned Owl

Junior, a male Great Horned Owl, was brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Cincinnati in 2005. The staff of the rehabilitation center suspected that the person that brought the bird to the center had raised it illegally from a chick. They attempted to release the bird but it repeatedly returned – once injured and once emaciated. The rehabilitation center determined that the bird was habituated on humans and he is non-releasable.

Junior is fully-flighted and is used in educational flight programs.