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Burrowing Owl Ra
Gold & Platinum Level Adopters of Ra:

Jessie & Logan • In memory of Carolyn Spector • In memory of Bea LeFeure • In loving memory of Gene Overen • Kopcho Boys • Elizabeth, Rachael, & Sean Williams • Connie B. Bergmark • John Foster • Keri Yunc • In memory of Vicki Barker – her love of animals knew no bounds • Sarafina Adee • Mountain Rose Herbs

Ra came to the Raptor Center in late 2015 when the previous facility where he lived closed. He was found in 2011 after being hit by a car near Yakima, Washington, causing a fracture in his shoulder and damage to his right eye. Because Burrowing Owls are primarily sight hunters – they are active as often during the day as at night – a vision deficit would be a substantial handicap.

We do not actually know if Ra is a male, as Burrowing Owl males and females are identical in size and plumage. However, Ra does offer a greeting hoot to his trainers that sounds like the lower-pitched male vocalization. Ra is fond of showering, enjoying both the hose mist and natural rain, and will spread his wings in the spray, washing the dust from his feathers.

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Cascades Raptor Center

Founded 1990
501(c)3 Non Profit
Fed ID 93-1038827

32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405


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