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Ripley the owl has been part of the Bird Show crew for just over a year now. It doesn't seem that long ago that she was covered in white fluffy down and taken home every night to be hand-raised by one of her trainers and surrogate-mum, Erin.
After a couple of months of training, Ripley the Barking Owl starred in her first free flight bird show this week.
Ripley is on her way at being one of the newest stars of Taronga’s Free Flight Bird Show but, part of her training includes flying out of tricky situations.
Ripley the Barking Owl is now 12 weeks old and has already started free fly training for the QBE Free Flight Bird Show. Watch the video diary and see her in action.
Our Barking Owl chick has been with us just over a week now and is growing quickly! He is now 500 grams and that’s a lot of growth for a little owl, especially when you consider at full size they only weigh around 700 grams. We’ve also named him Ripley! Although we won’t know its sex for a while yet, but in the meantime we’re calling it a he.