Meet Olive, the Western Screech Owl!
Olive, the Western Screech Owl, is one of the Junior Museum & Zoo's hidden gems. She fell out of her nest as a young owlet, fracturing her left foot and rendering herself unable to survive in the wild. Olive can be seen during the Junior Museum & Zoo's animal encounters with Jackie Turner, a regular volunteer who has worked with Olive for several years.
Olive came to the JMZ in March 2014 from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. She loves snacking on mealworms, grasshoppers, and crickets, but tends to be feisty around new people. Olive also enjoys calling to the male screech owls in the neighborhood, who come to visit her from time to time.
The best time to meet Olive is on Wednesday afternoons while Jackie is volunteering. Please feel free to contact us for more information, and we look forward to seeing you then!