The Raptor Center
A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will head to the Galapagos island of Pinzón next week to in a continuing effort to help the endangered Pinzón giant tortoises and hawks.
After thousands of webcam viewers watched an eaglet struggle to free his wing for hours Friday, the wounded and weary eaglet is recovering and receiving medical care at the Raptor Center.