Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on July 9, 2004.
female barn owl came to Lakeside as a 3 week old, fuzzy owlet.
She had been purchased from World Bird Sanctuary in St Louis,
Missouri, where she was hatched. She spent the next three
months growing adult feathers and getting bigger and stronger
until she became the adult bird you see now. During her
development, she was fed and cared for by people so that she
would "imprint" on humans. She will be used for many years
to come as an educator to teach humans about barn owls and their
Natural history notes.
Barn owls are found in North America from extreme southern
They hunt at night for rats, voles and mice in fields,
farmyards and marshes.
Barn owls nest in barns, abandoned buildings and hollow
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information on barn owls, check out the