A portrait of Barry, a Barred Owl (strix varia) at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. Barry is an imprinted Barred Owl that was raised by a family in North Carolina. They fed him an improper diet, and he acquired a nutritional deficiency that resulted in a bone disease. As a result of this illness, his bones became so fragile that his left wing broke and required amputation. He also has a cataract in his right eye.
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