Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Snowy owl joins animals at Elmwood Park Zoo

Snowy owl joins animals at Elmwood Park Zoo

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We caught a news clip on Fox29 about a snowy owl has been acquired by the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. What a gorgeous bird she is.

This female bird weighs 4.5 pounds and has a 5.5-foot wing span, which makes her a big avian creature. She has white feathers tipped with lots of black. Her handler said this is typical of the females over the males, which are smaller and have more white.

When asked to comment, the bird said ‘Eeee-eet’ into the microphone and then tried to eat it. Her head swiveled around so that, without moving her trunk, she could look behind her. These large birds are fascinating to watch.

The zoo is sponsoring a contest to name her. Interested?

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