Species: Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Hatch Year: 1989
Arrival at Mountsberg: Spring 1989
Gender: Male
Injury: Human imprint

Life History:

Chomper was taken from the wild as a nestling and was raised for the first few months of his life by a family that thought he would make a really neat pet. As a result, Chomper became human imprinted and cannot be released into the wild. After the family realized that a Great Horned Owl does not make a suitable pet, they donated him to Mountsberg to be trained as an education bird.
(source: http://www.hrca.on.ca)

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