Spotted Eagle Owl Kassandra
In Tanzania, owls are believed to bring bad luck, even death, to those who see them. Therefore, it has always been tradition to kill any owl before it can bring harm to anyone. No surprise then that kids in West Kilimanjaro were throwing stones at Kassandra trying to kill her, when someone observed this and rescued her. Unfortunately, the stones have damaged her wing permanently, and she will never be able to fly again. She now is a hugely important ambassador for her species to teach people about the importance of these animals in the ecosystem.
Reason for rehab:
Rescued from being stoned to death
Age at rescue: