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Beloved New York City Owl Killed in Central Park

Barry is gone

(Newser) - A barred owl that had become a sort of New York City celebrity after taking up residence in the city's famed Central Park has been killed. Barry, as she was affectionately known, was fatally struck by one of the privately maintained park's maintenance vehicles, the park Conservancy announced...

Thousands of Owls Killed in Controversial US Experiment

The federal government has been trying to save the northern spotted owl for decades

(Newser) - As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun. He eyed the big female owl, her feathers streaked brown and white, perched on a branch at...

To Save Owls, Gov't Wants to ... Kill Owls

Barred owls are a rival to the threatened spotted owl

(Newser) - The Obama administration is trying to save the spotted owl, but bailing out the endangered critter might just involve the premeditated demise of someone sitting on the family tree: The larger barred owl is a rival to the spotted owl, and is often cited as one of the major threats...

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