(Great Horned Owl - Bubo Virginianus)
Hermes is a native to central Texas. Originally from the woods around Bellville Texas, Hermes was involved in an unfortunate incident where he was hit by a car. Thankfully, the driver picked him up and brought him to the local rehabilitation center. They found he had broken his leg, wing, and busted his eye thanks to the head trauma sustained by the impact.
While he physically recovered, he never regained sight in his eye and his head injury affected his ability to hunt or care for himself. He was given to us for educational outreach after spending some time as an ambassador for the rehabilitation center he was living at.
Great Horned Owls are one of the larger owl species in North America and they are the only ones that make the distinctive "Hoot" people recognize for all owls. While largely considered nocturnal, Great Horned Owls are actually crepuscular meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk.
It costs roughly $3.00 a day to keep Hermes fed and cared for.