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Farewell to a Feathered Friend

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Farewell to a Feathered Friend

(by Shelby Morelli)

It is with heavy hearts that we share about the passing of our male Barred Owl. His passing has left a void in our hearts and in our mission to educate and inspire others about conservation and wildlife.

Photo by Makena Lee (makenaslens).

This Barred Owl came to NH Audubon in 1999 after being hit by a car in Claremont, NH. He suffered two broken wings and unfortunately was permanently injured and could not return to the wild. We are unsure of his age when he came to NH Audubon but know he would have been at least 25 years old at passing. Barred Owls typically live for 20-30 years in captivity, so he lived a long happy life here with us.

Each of the animals here at NH Audubon play a significant role in our programs, connecting with countless individuals and leaving a lasting impression on everyone they encounter. His presence will be deeply missed, and his legacy will continue to live on in the memories we all created.

During this difficult time, let us take a moment to remember and honor all the incredible creatures for the joy and knowledge they bring into our lives and programs. As we mourn the loss of our ambassador Barred Owl, let us also reaffirm our commitment to his cause by continuing our efforts to protect and preserve wildlife for future generations.

Cover photo by Kayley Fournier (kfournierphotography).