Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whisper the Barn Owl Gets Lunch

Can you find the mouse lunch that Whisper the education barn owl was given in the first photo of this series?   (Hint: look to the lower left.  It is hidden!)

She was also given several enrichment “toys” to keep her mind as healthy as her body.  Before she found her mouse, she chose to chase and grasp her “prey”, which was a tennis ball.  Our winged ambassadors are given opportunities to mimic natural behavior, including what it would take to secure their own prey/lunch.  They do have to be taught to interact with their enrichment toys, and the staff and volunteers are continually thinking up new materials and activities.

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