Lakeside Nature Center
Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on July 9, 2004.
This 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 is used as an educator to teach humans about barn owls and their importance.
For more information on barn owls, check out the Critter Corner entry.