Maryland Zoo's snowy owl dies in surgery

BALTIMORE - A 4-year-old snowy owl at the Baltimore Zoo has died.

Sophie died during surgery Saturday.  According to the Zoo, the owl had reoccurring medical problems.   

A necropsy, which is an autopsy for animals, will be performed to determine the exact cause of Sophie's death.

This is the second snowy owl to die in the last five months.  A lame snowy owl died from medical issues in November.

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