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Great Plains Zoo releases rehabilitated owls

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Two owls are flying in the wild again thanks to the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

A Great Horned Owl and Eastern Screech Owl were released at Blood Run Nature Area Tuesday. The owls were part of the Zoo's Raptor Rehabilitation Program. The Great Plains Zoo's experienced animal care staff and staff veterinarian provide the medical care needed, and then work to rebuild flight capabilities through flight training and exercise. 

Over the years the Zoo has rehabilitated and healed Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks and other birds.  Birds injured so badly that they won't fly again become teaching ambassadors in educational programs for the Great Plains Zoo or other zoos.    

The Zoo works with area veterinarians and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive injured birds from throughout the region.    

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