We have done a little rearranging here at the Bird Sanctuary with our raptors. The pair of Red-Tailed Hawks on the lakeshore was moved to the second pen in the raptor loop and the Barred Owl was moved off exhibit so I can train him to be used in education programs. This is a process that can take months to accomplish, and he has already been showing much improvement.Our Barred Owl would often fly away from caretakers when they entered his pen. With just a few weeks of a new routine in a new area, he will now sit in one spot when we enter and clean. Introducing the glove was a bit more challenging, but he will now sit on my gloved hand as I walk around. We have begun venturing outside of his pen and into the building, where he is working on being walked through doorways, going into a crate, being weighed, and getting used to being around more people.
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