JuniorGreat Horned Owl
Junior, a male Great Horned Owl, was brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Cincinnati in 2005. The staff of the rehabilitation center suspected that the person that brought the bird to the center had raised it illegally from a chick. They attempted to release the bird but it repeatedly returned - once injured and once emaciated. The rehabilitation center determined that the bird was habituated on humans and he is non-releasable.
Junior is fully-flighted and is used in educational flight programs.
All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable due to the nature of their injuries. In other words, animals that cannot survive in their natural habitat because of their injuries have been given a second chance at Flint Creek Wildlife - educating the public while living out their natural lives.