GIVE A HOOT! Barn owl releasing underway in Dent County!
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"Barn owls, the majestic white birds of the night, are receiving support from the World Bird Sanctuary and local volunteers as they begin to be released into Dent County.
“Barn owls are a species of special concern in Missouri,” says Jeff Meshach, the Director of the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis. “MDC (the Missouri Department of Conservation) says we do not have the numbers we should be seeing, so we are trying to help increase their population in the wild.”
The World Bird Sanctuary is nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to preserve the earth’s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. As part of their Return to the Wild program, Dent County has been selected as one of eight sites in Missouri where barn owls raised in captivity will get their first taste of freedom in the Ozark wilderness."
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An Experience to RememberThe World Bird Sanctuary rests peacefully on 305 acres of Missouri hardwood forest, next door to Lone Elk County Park and Chubb Trail. We are open daily from 8am - 5pm, and closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free entry and parking. The World Bird Sanctuary features free seasonal shows, nature trails, educational programs and picnic pavilions. Come see ourlive displays of Bald Eagles, Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures, Parrots, Reptiles and much more!
Our mission is to preserve the earth′s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill this mission through education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation.
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