The owl escaped after its enclosure was vandalized nearly two weeks ago. Zoo officials were worried he wouldn't be able to hunt and eat because he's used to captivity, but that's no longer a concern.
The owl, who lives in the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan, was discovered missing around 8:30 p.m. Thursday after its exhibit was found vandalized. Zoo employees have eyes on the owl.
Such attacks have happened elsewhere in Washington state. They're more common now because of the shrinking availability of dense forests that allow the owls to be more secluded, an expert says.