The three little Great Horned Owlets have taken a big step toward their eventual release into the wild! These three little owls, along with their dedicated surrogate Papa G’Ho, have been moved from their small crates indoors into the much larger Flight Pen 2. This not only gives these rapidly growing owlets space to spread out and practice their movement but also puts them even farther from consistent human activity. This will help ensure that they will not become too accustomed to human presence; a behavioral adaptation which could delay or prevent their release.
The Center’s rehabilitators continue to monitor these three healthy owlets, presenting the three of them with 230 grams of chopped mice per day. These nutritious and delicious daily meals will support their growth as they continue to develop into mature young Great Horned Owls.