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I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

Do owls drink water?

February 15th, 2013

While closing one night I saw a barred owl standing in the water and pondered, What is that owl doing? A few moments later I watched as the owl took several drinks of water.  I snapped some pictures with my phone and shared them with Keeper Kent who says he’s never seen an owl drink water before. Kent has been a keeper here for a long time so if he hasn’t seen owls drink then most of our readers haven’t either. In fact owls get most of the moisture they need from the prey they eat, so this is a rare sight. Enjoy the pictures below.

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  1. Director Comment :

    Which owl is that? I’m glad s/he is standing with her/his “good side” to the camera.

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  2. If you come in at 7am you can see at least one of them drinking on most mornings. 1 Wing will also often play with the mulch in the mornings throwing it all over the place!

    Posted by Katy
  3. I believe it is 1 wing. Katy that sounds fun to watch.

    Posted by kimberly
  4. That is cool

    Posted by Haydee
  5. Nice pics

    Posted by Sam

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