Cordelia was found in a park with an injured elbow. Because of this injury she could no longer fly and therefore could not be released back into the wild. The rehabilitation facility which housed and treated this bird did not want to euthanize her because she was so tractable. Animal Ark was contacted and after several months of working toward obtaining a permit for raptors, everything was finally in order. The owl arrived August 1, 1990. As the first bird of prey species at the Animal Ark, Cordelia challenged the staff to create an enclosure that would meet her special needs. Your tour of the Ark will show you there are now several species of raptors.