Great Blue Herons are a notoriously challenging species to care for in captivity. This heron has made great strides since November 2020 when it was admitted with injuries as a result of being tangled in fishing line, but the length of time required to heal has caused several captivity-related issues that are now also being managed. The staff are very pleased that the heron continues to eat well throughout all the treatments and handling, as is not always so with patients of this species. The staff are still hopeful that the bird may be released soon.
Great Blue Heron #20-3543 update
February 18, 2021