"xena" - great horned owl

Why the name?
Because she is a warrior princess!

Rehab history

Xena was confiscated by the authorities from the people who raised her as a chick and turned over to RCV as an education bird in 2000.

Story

Xena was irresponsibly allowed to become fully imprinted on humans when she was very young.  Imprinting is a biological process for raptors which cannot be reversed.  Although she is a lovely, large and healthy female, she would not survive in the wild.  Release of a human imprinted bird is also prohibited by federal law.

Xena has become comfortable making public appearances, and is a striking addition to any program.