Otus, Eastern screech-owl.
Injured in 2002 and arrived at Cedar Run in 2011 (gray morph). He suffers from an amputated left wing due to an impact injury. Before arriving at Cedar Run he was housed at the Newark Museum until they lost their funding. Otus is currently a popular member of our Education Team. His name is based on the Eastern screech-owl's former scientific name, Otus asio.
Gemma, Eastern screech-owl.
Hatched in 2011 and arrived in 2012 (red morph). Found in Marlton, NJ, she suffered from a left wing fracture due to an impact injury. Her flight is too impaired to be released and she can only get about 3 feet off the ground. Once she was made a permanent resident, Gemma was placed in an enclosure with Otus in 2012. She is also an Education Team member.
Gray, Eastern screech-owl.
He arrived here is 2004 (gray morph). He became blind in his right eye after a collision with a vehicle. He suffers from a detached retina and neurological condition. He leans to his left and has limited depth perception and therefore would not be able to hunt successfully. He often hides within the hollow log on the large shelf. He is best viewed through the entrance door. Screech-owls can be red or gray in the same clutch.