"Bubba" as a baby, Photo by Tucson Wildlife Center
“Bubba” as a baby, Photo by Tucson Wildlife Center

When Bubba the great horned owl was a baby, he fell out of his nest. Tucson Wildlife Center rescued him and helped his broken wing to heal. After he was able to fly he was released back into the wild. Surprisingly, he came back to the center after 2 weeks. They realized he hadn’t been eating on his own.

“When he was healthy again and put in the flight cage, the director of the Center discovered that although Bubba was able to fly and maneuver through the air flawlessly, his wings were no longer silent. Because of scarring, a critical serrated feather would never regrow on his wing. Silent flying is necessary for Great Horned Owls to hunt successfully – but Bubba sounds like a freight train!” (Tucson Wildlife Center website)

Today Bubba travels around Tucson to promote understanding of wildlife and of Tucson Wildlife Center’s rehabilitation process.

Desert Dwellers Party
Sat November 2nd at Mildred & Dildred  – KiKi & Bubba from Tucson Wildlife Center

We are so excited to meet Bubba up close this Saturday at our Desert Dwellers Party! Join us in a celebration of southwest animals with family fun activities including music and animals from Tucson Wildlife Center.

Businesses, artists and shops have all pitched in to donate awesome items for a raffle. All the money from the raffles will go to Tucson Wildlife Center – which operates as a non-profit and counts on donations in order to continue critical services for our desert dwellers.

Saturday November 2nd, 2013, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Syver of The Nap Skippers!
Syver of The Nap Skippers!

Mildred & Dildred, La Encantada shopping center (lower level), 2905 E. Skyline Drive, #186, Tucson, AZ 85718

Including: Stories and fun facts about our Southwest animals; real desert dwellers from Tucson Wildlife Center; puppets; live music by family band The Nap Skippers; raffle to benefit Tucson Wildlife Center.

Hope to see you at The Desert Dwellers Party!- Julie, Jon & Syver

See the official press release here.

About Tucson Wildlife Center:
The Tucson Wildlife Center is is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wild animals throughout southern Arizona. All services are provided free to the public!

If you ever see an injured animal call their 24/7 helpline at 520.290.9453 (WILD).

Click here to donate to Tucson Wildlife Center.

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