Franklin Park Zoo has a New Addition!
Be sure to visit the brooder barn in the Children’s Zoo to see the newest addition to the Zoo – a barn owl chick! The chick hatched on February 18 and is the offspring of Morpheus and Athena. Barn owls are one of the most widely distributed birds in the world, found on all continents except Antarctica. They can locate prey by sound alone and have been known to catch mice in complete darkness. The barn owl’s ears are different sizes with one located higher on the head than the other. This allows these birds to pinpoint where sound is coming from.
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