I was very pleased to read Great Bend Tribune report: “Zoo News: Raptor rehab saves screech owl” (Feb. 7 issue).
Once again the Raptor Center proves that it’s not solely for education, but rehabilitation, as well. I am delighted that two veterinarians took care of an injured screech owl found at Ellinwood that had an eye injury and was unable to fly. By nursing it back to health, hopefully it can sometime return to the wild, once warmer seasonal temperatures arrive. I think the pivotal sentence in the article was that: “It (the owl) probably would not have survived outside.” So I commend this part of the Brit Spaugh Zoo for treating animals as well as housing precious animals for their protection and health. Job well done.
James A. Marples