"hipster" - barred owl
Why the name?
She's a hip bird, keeping up with all those owl trends.
Arrived in winter 2013.
This Barred Owl was likely hit by a car in the winter of 2013. She has detached retinas in both eyes and therefore has extremely limited vision - she could not survive in the wild.
Hipster is a gorgeous laid back education bird that often stares at her handlers with an expression many find to be endearing. (She is actually probably wondering when dinner will be served.) Excellent with crowds of all sizes, Hipster allows many to finally see a "Hoot Owl" in person!
Hipster enjoys playing the "bouncing owl" game in her enclosure by quickly traveling from perch to perch and confusing volunteers trying to feed her or clean her enclosure.