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"Iglaak" the snowy owl returns to the wild after making full recovery at Wisconsin Humane Society

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 11:17:47-05

MILWAUKEE -- A rare snowy owl was released back into the wild Saturday in Port Washington after making a full recovery.

"Iglaak" was found injured in a We Energies parking lot back in November.  He was taken in by the Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. He was successfully treated for a fractured toe, anemia, internal parasites and dehydration.

The DNR says a small number of snowy owls reach Wisconsin each year from their nesting grounds in the arctic circle, but sightings are soaring in the state in 2017.