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Your contributions help us rescue, rehabilitate, and release owls back to their natural habitat when they are admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC sick, injured or orphaned.
Many species of owls have now made their peace with the presence of humans around ad readily use shafts and roofs of buildings to roost and even nest. As a result, being stuck in Manja, severe dehydration, fractures due to collisions and other physical injuries are some of the reasons for these owls to be admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC. In the peri-urban and rural areas, many species like the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Short-eared Owl or Spotted Owlets too are victims of manja injuries, stuck in nets, electrocution etc. These too are admitted for immediate veterinary care at times needing critical surgeries and physiotherapy.
The RESQ team swiftly responds to manja calls when reported on our helpline and a bird like this is immediately brought down with safe technical equipment ad expertise. A medical examination is performed on-site and depending on the extent of the injury the owl is stabilized, treated and released in case of minor injuries. If the owl has an open wound needing further medical care then the bird is admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC.
The Forest Department sometimes seizes illegally captive owls that are most often used by people for several superstitious beliefs and are discarded after their use. Such owls sometimes come in with their wings clipped and need long-term rehabilitation and constant observation until it fulfils all the rehabilitation milestones.
In case orphan chicks are discovered, the chicks are initially handraised until they start self-feeding and then moved to ex-situ enclosures where they are monitored and observed until they are behaviourally fit to be released back into the skies.
It costs us an average of Rs.2000 per month to take care of the rehabilitation supplies, veterinary medical care and special nutrition diet.