- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - State wildlife officials say a Hawaiian owl rescued after it was found with a broken wing on the side of an Oahu road last month has died.

Hawaii News Now reported (http://bit.ly/2mntc7N) Monday that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources says the pueo was put to sleep to keep it from suffering.

The owl named Sunshine was found by a 7-year-old girl and her father who were driving along Oahu’s north shore and stopped when they noticed the injured animal.

Sunshine was in an animal hospital for several weeks before being flown to the Big Island for further treatment at the Hawaii Wildlife Center.

The peuo is Hawaii’s only native owl and can be found on all major islands, but it’s rare and considered endangered on Oahu.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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