Snowy Owl Bedford 1

“Snowy”

Snowy Owl 
Bubo scandiacus

After several years residing in our exhibits, our female snowy owl now lives the life of a full-time education bird.  Snowy was legally bred in captivity in New York and for many years greeted visitors with vocalizations while in her enclosure.  When the opportunity came up to take in a second snowy owl, Snowy was retired from exhibit duty.  She is now in training as a program bird.
When not on glove exploring the campus and meeting people, Snowy enjoys the views by perching right in the window of her enclosure, often calling out to visitors as they walk by.  She can be a challenging bird for her trainers due to her size and unpredictable nature.  However, the experience that visitors gain by getting up close to a large snowy owl is memorable and worth the efforts of both trainer and trainee.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that our education birds have comfortable living quarters, biannual health checks, and a variety of nutritious foods.  For an owl like Snowy, that means lots of mice, rat, and occasional pieces of rabbit, all of which she usually eats during her training sessions.
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Snowy Owl, Bedford, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour