Events Virtual Owl Friday: Wild at Heart’s quest to save species from extinction
Over 30 years ago, the lives of Bob Fox and his wife, Sam Fox, were forever changed when a critically ill, six-week-old barn owl came into their care. Miraculously surviving but unable to be returned to the wild, this Barn Owl became the avian forerunner of foster parenting in the state of Arizona and over the following eleven years fostered hundreds of baby barn owls who were successfully returned to the wild. Since these beginnings, the Fox’s rehab center, Wild at Heart, has been at the forefront of owl conservation projects in the state of Arizona. This virtual presentation will focus on their Burrowing Owl Recovery Project which has built over 6000 artificial burrow habitats and provided homes for more than 2500 Burrowing Owls, and their work establishing captive-breeding protocols for the proposed Threatened Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl.
Dates & Times
Virtual via Zoom
Free & Open to the Public; $10 Suggested Donation