News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Whisper, TRC's Barn Owl, Says Hello
Whisper finishes scratching her face.
Whisper is napping.
Whisper, TRC's education winged ambassador barn owl, is taking a nap right now. She woke briefly to scratch the side of her face. You can see her unique toe arrangement as she was putting her foot back down. Most owls have a zygodactyl foot arrangement, which means that digits 2 and 3 point forward and digits 1 and 4 point to the rear.