WSU Raptor Club | Sprite

WSU Raptor Club page banner showing Sprite the Great-horned Owl


Sprite is a male Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) who came to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the winter of 2007. He has a fractured right wing and cannot fly properly. We are unsure what caused his injury, but nevertheless, he is non-releasable. It is also likely that Sprite suffered some neurological damage, as his behavior does not resemble a normal great horned owl. However, the extent of this damage is almost impossible to test.

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