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Cirrus makes a rare ambassador at ABEF


November 27, 2019

Cirrus the northern hawk owl has caught on quickly, his trainers say. Within his first month, he learned to step on his trainer's glove, fly where his trainer points, and voluntarily steps out of his enclosure. Photo courtesy of the American Bald Eagle Foundation.

Despite his 10-ounce weight, The American Bald Eagle Foundation's newest resident raptor stands to make a sizeable impact in the ornithology community.

Cirrus, a rehabilitated northern hawk owl, is a sub-arctic bird that is rare in captivity, said...

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