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Give a Hoot

Vilma, the barred owl. Born in 2002, she is a stunning owl and known for beak snapping during educational programs. Barred owls are large, nocturnal inhabitants of the deep woods and swamps. They are very vocal and can produce an amazing assortment of sounds, including booming hoots. They nest in tree cavities and are currently on the threatened species list in New Jersey because of loss of habitat. New Jersey being the most densely populated state in the USA.

EXPLORE #346

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Taken on March 28, 2010