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Maryland Zoo aids in snowy owl rehab

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had been tracking the migration of North American snowy owls to evaluate their health when one was found injured in Maryland last month.

The Department of Natural Resources brought the owl, which had a "severe wing droop and couldn't fly," to the zoo for treatment.

After a surgery on its broken wing, the owl is in recovery and eating reliably, as documented in a video (above) detailing the owl's rehabilitation.

The zoo's research on the birds is studying an increase in snowy owls in the U.S. that resulted from an irruption in the Arctic's snowy owl population.

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