Great Gray Owl
Louis is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He was brought to a rehabilitator with a stick protruding from his eye. This makes Louis one of our few birds whose injury was natural, not caused by humans. Unfortunately, the eye could not be saved, and Louis was declared non-releasable.
Louis lived for a time at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Even after many years in captivity, Louis acts cautious and wary when our volunteers enter his enclosure. When he get's nervous, he likes to drop "surprises" on the volunteers heads!
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds receive biannual health checks and a variety of nutritious foods. Great gray owls like Louis receive mice, rat, and rabbit.