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Arizona DPS trooper rescues owl near Prescott

This great horned owl was rescued by an Arizona DPS worker. (Arizona DPS/Courtesy)

This great horned owl was rescued by an Arizona DPS worker. (Arizona DPS/Courtesy)

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is reporting that one of its troopers has rescued an injured great horned owl.

According to a DPS post on Twitter, on Nov. 27, 2019, the trooper was at a traffic stop on Highway 89 between Prescott and Chino Valley. The trooper saw the owl in need and wrapped the bird in a blanket, transporting it to Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in Prescott for treatment.

No details about the owl’s condition were available at press time.

The sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that cares for wildlife. Its website states, “Through educating the public, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary hopes to help ensure the sustained existence of wildlife species throughout the world.”

- The Daily Courier

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