Two fledgling Powerful Owls (Ninox strenua) were admitted to the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital, two weeks apart. The owls were siblings being raised by their parents in Bayview, and their progress had been monitored by local residents and wildlife carers. It was thought that the parents of these birds had abandoned them and the birds were struggling to find food.
They spent three months together in the hospital’s rehabilitation aviaries gaining condition and strength, before being released late one night in December back to Bayview, with assistance from the local residents who found them.
(Wildlife arrival numbers 09B269 and 09B287)