Ecomuseum Zoo with a friend (a fellow photographer). The animals there are all representative of animals that live in We were greeted by the snowy owls. I learned that adult males become pure white as they get older. It is the juveniles and females that have markings.
As they are used to living in the tundra, they don't need branches for perching.
All the animals in the Ecomuseum were either born in captivity or they were injured and could not be released into the wild. They do a lot of school visits, bringing some of the animals to talk to children about them.
This Great Horned Owl was one of the birds of prey included in a talk on these animals. The zoologist who presented the animals was an expert with children, keeping them interested, amused and informed.
Here's another view of this magnificent bird.
More on the Ecomuseum trip in another post...