Immature Boreal Owl

This immature boreal owl came to us from Wrangell - St. Elias National Park & Preserve. He was found alone sitting on the ground watching the world go by. He'll be released once he's fully flighted. He has no injuries, just no Ma or Pa.

Wrangell - St. Elias is the largest unit of the National Park System and a day's drive east of Anchorage, this spectacular park includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet. Mount St. Elias, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States.

Adjacent to Canada's Kluane National Park, the site is characterized by remote mountains, sweeping valleys, wild rivers, and a variety of wildlife.

Proclaimed as Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument Dec. 1, 1978; established as a national park and preserve Dec. 2, 1980. Wilderness designated Dec. 2, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site Oct. 24, 1979.