Dreaming of the Night

“Dreaming of the Night”, pen and ink of Kowanni the great horned owl.

Kowanni, as it turns out is female. She’s about twenty-one years old according to her handler Hollianne. She came to Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation after suffering a permanent wing injury from being electrocuted on a utility pole. She’s been with Hollianne for about two years as she has outlived her original handler. Not only is she an animal ambassador she’s also a foster-mother. When SWRR get great horned owl chicks brought in they are placed with Kowanni and an old male owl named Captain to be raised. Less human contact with the youngsters make them easier to return to the wild. Many of the rescued animals live at home with their handlers for the rest of their lives if they are unable to return to the wild. It’s a beautiful ministry they do for their animal charges.

Kowanni and Hollianne.

Hollianne was kind enough to let me get my picture taken with Kowanni.

TimKowanni

8 thoughts on “Dreaming of the Night

    • Thank you so much Leonie! Since she can’t return to the wild it’s wonderful that she’s able to help other owls make it back. It also helps her live out her natural desire to raise young.

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  1. Lovely bird, Tim. It’s nice to know that Kowanni not only survived, but she thrived and is able to act as an animal ambassador and a foster mother. I am sure that ups the chick survival rate substantially.

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