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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl
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Sapphire and Ruby, Burrowing Owl Sisters

Ruby was hatched here at the Sacramento Zoo in 2013. She has a lot of personality and even has favorite trainers. She can be very chatty when searching for bugs or interacting with the owl in the mirror. As per the species, Ruby is a wonderful hider and loves her new twisty tunnel enrichment, where she can see but not be seen while inside the curved, plastic tunnel.

Ruby is a very important animal ambassador that represents a species native to our Sacramento region. Also, if you happen to visit the San Francisco Zoo, you may see one of her clutch mates acting as an education ambassador in their outreach programs.


Population Status

  • C Critically Endangered
  • E Endangered
  • V Vulnerable to Endangerment
  • N Not Threatened

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