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Avian flu outbreak causing unprecedented deaths in wild Minnesota birds, eagles

 

April 21, 2022

David Joles, Star Tribune

A great horned owl and its owlets perched on a branch near Lake Nokomis last March. This owl family has all died from the outbreak of avian bird flu.

One great horned owl, stricken by a deadly disease, is still alive. The adult female has started to eat, behave and sound close to normal at the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center in St. Paul.

Still in quarantine, she is the only known wild raptor in Minnesota to recover from a particularly vicious outbreak of the bird flu, one of the worst in living memory.

"We are just very, very excited that one owl was able to survive this virus," said Victoria Hall, the center's executive director.

https://www.startribune.com/avian-flu-outbreak-causing-unprecedented-deaths-in-wild-birds-eagles/600166322/

 

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