The tiny owlet was found helpless on the cold wet ground. Luckily, the folks at Cascades Raptor Center located him in time and were able to nurse him back to health. Unfortunately, Pinecone could not be released back into the wild, so they called on the zoo to take him in and they did, with open arms.
He couldn’t survive out on his own, so caregivers found him a home at the Oregon Zoo where he’ll be an ambassador for his species
Since that time Pinecone has thrived in his surroundings.