“Adopt” Olive the Barred Owl


When Olive was a cute baby owl (an owlet), she was exploring, hopping from branch to branch & enjoying the great outdoors. Sadly baby Olive missed her perch & upon her fall a human stumbling upon her hoping to rescue her. In the wild, it is common

for baby birds to fall & test the waters while the parents supervise in a nearby tree. Without her feathered owl parents, Olive was not taught to hunt or hoot like a Barred Owl. When she was taken to the vet, she was taken in by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Olive was originally placed with Oxbow Meadows in Columbus, GA, where she was given the name Hehena, which is Creek Indian for “second chief.” A couple years later, she made her new home at Callaway Gardens in 2008. After faithfully flying in our Birds of Prey shows for many years she was then retired. She currently takes part in bird-on-the-arm events and other non-flighted shows.


By adopting Olive, you are are helping feed, house, and provide medical care for these resident raptors. An adoption can be made in honor of a person, or event, or in memory of someone. See our adoption levels below:


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