Kachina is a male Short-eared Owl.  A dog found him in 2010 with a serious injury to his left wing.  It was an old wound, he had survivied for a while without being able to fly, despite the dangers of being grounded.  The Short-eared Owl hunts on or near the ground, a fact which helped him to survive with his injury.  His wing had been nearly amputated, the vet cleaned up and completed the amputation.  It is thought he was a young bird at the time he was injured, so he has adapted well to being an avial ambassador in our education porgram.