There comes a time when we all must make a leap into adulthood and for great gray owl chicks in Yellowstone National Park, the expression is taken quite literally! Practice-makes-perfect for the little owl chicks as they hesitantly practice flying from their nests only to scramble back up the tree to try again.
AP (Apr. 25, 2012) Veterinarians at Washington State University are raising nine tiny great horned owls whose nests have been destroyed. The baby owls are rarely seen by the public because adult owls make it difficult ... watch video
AP (Jan. 3, 2013) It's inventory time at the London Zoo as zoo managers began an annual census of its residents. From owls to otters, penguins to pythons, there are more than 17,500 creatures to count, and the final ... watch video
CBC (Dec. 27, 2012) A wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group in Delta, B.C., says it has seen a record number of hungry birds of prey coming through its facility this winter, and snowy owls in ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) The Palestine Wildlife Society celebrates National Bird Day by releasing two eagle owls in Bethlehem. Tara Cleary reports.
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National Geographic (Jan. 20, 2012) Two National Geographic filmmakers travel to Wyoming to document the busy beavers of Yellowstone National Park. From building dams to constructing canals, the filmmakers discover why these creatures ... watch video
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