St. Mary Catholic School had a very special guest this week. Maxine, the owl from Shangri La came to visit with students.

Staff from Shangri La provided interesting information about Maxine which included that she was rescued from a barbed wire fence. This incident caused injury to her wing which allowed Shangri La to make the decision to keep her at their facility because she would be unable to survive in the wild with only one wing.

Maxine is going to be 12 years old in November.

Students had the opportunity to dissect an owl puke. The students were excited to find skulls, teeth, ribs, and feathers. Some students enjoyed breaking and tearing the puke with their hands but other students not so much.

 Pictured are staff from Shangri La and students from kindergarten and first grade.