happy the owl

... from Sharon

Happy the Owl is a juvenile barn owl, brought to The Belize Zoo as part of a trio of baby owls. The other two were much larger and far more aggressive in nature. "Happy" will become an important education raptor.

Many people in Belize believe that the barn owl is the "bird of evil" and they are frequently destroyed. It is the objective ofour "Owl Pal" program to let everyone know that barn owls are beneficial to the environment, and in fact, eat more rats than any other animal on the planet. "Happy" has already been to one school, and has charmed students and teachers.

We look forward to more successful "Happy" events, and this will work towards a more positive profile for all barn owls in Belize.

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