SW Iowa Snowy Owl

snowy owl admit Admission Date: 15 December 2015
Outcome: Died, 17 December 2015
Location of Rescue: Page County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded; unable to fly
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A snowy owl rescued by conservation board staff from SW Iowa. Good news is no fractures are evident. Bad news is that the snowy weighs only two pounds. Kay believes this to be a male by size and lack of barring on the underside of wings. Since admit the owl has been receiving high calorie fluids every four hours.


17 December 2015
This snowy owl was found dead this morning. Dang it, but when they've lost half their body weight it is difficult to have successful rehabilitation.

16 December 2015
Snowy is still with us and still on every four hour feedings.