Charlie the Great Horned OwlCharlie the Great Horned Owl is the newest Animal Ambassador to the Zoo and the latest resident to the Interpretive Center. Charlie was a wild owl who found himself at the Abilene Zoo rehabilitation program. During his examination he was found to be in full health and able to go back into the wild. On release day, when the crate doors opened, all of the other Great Horned Owls flew off, but Charlie stayed right where he was. At that time it was recognized that he preferred people and was well suited for a zoo. From there Charlie found a home at the Sacramento Zoo.
It is estimated that Charlie was born in 2014. Since his arrival at the Zoo in March zookeepers have been helping him become comfortable in his role as an Animal Ambassador and education animal. ... Read More