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Teasdale, Great Horned Owl

Meet Teasdale, one of the rescued birds of prey you can visit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Raptor Experience.

‘Teasdale’ was found by a man hiking near Teasdale, Utah.  He had a broken wing that later healed in a maligned position, making it impossible for him to fly any significant distance.  Since he will never be able to return to the wild, Teasdale has been adopted to serve as an education bird teaching the public about birds of prey.

Great horned owls are the most common owl in North America, and get their name from the obvious feather tufts atop their heads.  Even though these tufts resemble ears, they actually have nothing to do with hearing.  In fact, they are thought to aid in camouflage by creating a profile that can better blend in with a background feature such as a tree trunk.  Great horned owls are voracious predators whose prey can include a large variety of creatures such as skunks, rabbits, squirrels, other birds, and even domestic cats and dogs.

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