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Nov 27, 2012 6:35 PM by Lacey Steele

Great Horned Owl in Pueblo healing well with new beak

A Great Horned Owl in Pueblo gets a second chance at life.

He's been at the Raptor Center for a couple months, and that's where he got his new temporary beak.

He was brought in from the side of the road in Pueblo West.

Emaciated and missing part of his beak, he was unable to eat.

Doctors at Veterinary Associates were able to fashion one out of epoxy to help him while he recovers.

His health is returning after being only half of his normal weight.

"This bird would have died without any help," said John Gallagher, Program Director at the Nature and Raptor Center. "It could not feed itself, and even when it got here, we weren't sure it was going to make it because it was just in such bad shape."

Those at the Raptor Center say his beak will continue to grow underneath the fake one.

That healing process will take about a year.

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