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Baby Owl Rescued with Injury at Barnes Arboretum to be Released Into Wild

A baby screech owl rescued by staffers at a suburban Philadelphia arboretum will be released back into the wild Wednesday night after he was nursed back to health at a nearby nature center.

A baby screech owl rescued at the Barnes Arboretum will be sent back into the wild tonight after staffers from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education nursed the owl, named “Owlbert Barnes,” back to health.

The owl, aptly named "Owlbert Barnes" will return to the wild at 7 p.m. at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion Station. Staffers at the Barnes Arboretum, which previously housed the Barnes Foundation art collection, found Owlbert with an injured wing at the arboretum in March.


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They brought the baby owl to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, where the owl was rehabilitated for several months.

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