Animal shots of the week

Volunteer Claire Palmer holds a great horned owl, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Raptor Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The center listed about 30 owls as patients this week. It has been a tough winter for owls in some parts of North America. Some have headed south in search of food instead of staying in their northern territories. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

March 17, 2013 3:23 pm  •