Come along with us on a journey as we hand-rear a barn owl chick!

In this video we follow Emma and Jason from our animal experiences team as they detail the barn owl’s progress from a tiny chick to a juvenile bird! This includes explaining the incredible role that barn owls have at the Zoo in advocacy and education – for example, did you know that barn owls are classed as native to New Zealand?!

When you visit the Zoo, you might see our team flying the barn owl at impromptu encounters in Te Wao Nui (in the grassy area by the entrance to The Coast). In future, barn owls will join the Hidden New Zealand encounter at our Wild Work centre so stay tuned for more info!


Hand-rearing a barn owl chick

Follow Emma and Jason from the Zoo's animal experiences team as they detail the hand-rear of a native barn owl chick!