The Tornado Victim Owlets Released Back into the Wild [Video]
From all of the bad things that the EF-4 tornado caused in Ogle County on April 9th, it's always nice to hear about good news.
Two owlets that were found in the rubble left from the tornado were recently released back in to the wild.
According to the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education's facebook post, volunteers from the Byron Forest Preserve discovered the two Great Horned Owl owlets in the debris of an uprooted tree. They then contacted Candy from the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education.
The owlets were weak, dehydrated and too young to fly or able to fend for themselves. Candy and her staff help rescue, rehabilitate and release native birds of prey. They took the owlets to be fostered.
Representatives for the rehab center told WHRL news, that the owlets are now juveniles and were ready to be released. They are both aggressive and have been trained on "live prey" in anticipation of them leaving the facility in Loves Park.
They were released back into Skare Park in Rochelle were they were originally found last week.
Now doesn't that make you feel good? I love animals and I love stories of their rescues.
To learn more about Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education, click here.
Or visit their facebook page at Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education.