The Eurasian eagle-owl flock has been moved to a more spacious cage, next to the northern bald ibis cage. During the first two weeks following the transfer, none of the ibises approached the eastern part of their cage – the part adjacent to the owls' cage. This avoidance behaviour means that despite all our ibises being captive born, they nonetheless identified the owls as potential predators and were accordingly cautious. After two weeks, when the ibises understood that nothing harmful was happening, they gradually began to occupy the eastern part of their cage – their preferred location.  

Photo: Oz Rittner

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