Ambassador Animals

Athena

  • Female
  • Barn Owl
  • Athena first came to WCA in 2011 after she started following some local homeowners around their property. Alarmed by this abnormal behavior, the homeowners brought her to WCA. It became clear to WCA staff that Athena was raised in captivity and likely escaped from her home. Because of her tameness, Athena is not releasable and now has the important job of raising all of the Barn Owl chicks WCA receives!

Caesar

  • Female
  • Screech Owl
  • 6+ years
  • Caesar is a Screech Owl who came to Wildlife Care Association in the early spring of 2007 as an owlet. She was originally thought to be a boy, until she laid an egg in 2010. She is blind in her left eye and is not releasable.

Ivory

  • Female
  • Leucistic (white) Crow
  • Ivory is a leucistic (white) Crow who was brought to WCA in May, 2006. Her ivory coloring is a rare mutation in birds, and rarely does an all-white bird survive in the wild plus crows depend on their solid black coloration for night time camouflage. Ivory would not have survived in the wild.

Nala

  • Female
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Nala is a Great Horned Owl. We have had her for 13 years and she is approximately 15+ years old. She has a broken wing from being trapped in barbed-wire fencing. Aside from doing educational programs at schools, she also surrogates orphaned baby Great Horned Owls.

Peanut

  • Male
  • Yellow Magpie
  • Peanut came to WCA several years ago as a tame Magpie.  A well-meaning member of the public found her as a fledgling and decided to raise the bird on their own. Unfortunately the bird was over-handled and also not taught the necessary skills needed to survive in the wild, including communication with other Magpies and foraging for food. Due to the fact that she was tame and did not have necessary skills to survive on her own, WCA applied for the necessary permits to keep her as an educational animal.

Tana

  • Female
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Tana is a Burrowing Owl who came to WCA on October 30th, 2010 with a fractured shoulder and elbow. After several veterinary exams and numerous x-rays, it was clear that her wing was broken and would not heal correctly. Since she could not fly, she was deemed un-releasable. Tana got her name from the Italian word for “burrow” or “den.”