Hoot the Boobook Owl - 21st December 2012
Age: Nestling Sex: Unknown
Found: On the ground at Buderim after falling out of the nest, with no sign of Hoot's parents around.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the member of the public who found Hoot.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Claude's thorough examination found that Hoot had luckily sustained no injuries in the fall to the ground.
Treatment: Dr Claude gave the little owl subcutaneous fluids to assist with hydration, as Hoot had been without parental care for some time.
Outcome: Hoot has been transferred to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a specialist in raptor rehabilitation. Hoot must be taught all the necessary hunting skills of the predatory bird species.
AZWH Fact: Boobook owls are the most common of Australia's night hunters, and nest in invaluable native tree hollows.
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