Pied-billed Grebe #19-3094 update

Throughout the weekend, the staff continued to mist and care for Pied-billed Grebe #19-3094, including hand-feeding the bird since it showed no ability to find food in its enclosure and feed itself. On Monday, October 28, the veterinary team critically evaluated the grebe and found that the bird was still avisual – while the grebe may have been slightly responsive in its right eye, it appeared entirely blind in the left eye. This issue continues to support the theory that the bird sustained damage to its optic nerve. Sadly, since there was no indication of healing, the staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the grebe.