cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl chicks
born at the Phoenix Zoo!
Our cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl chicks at the Arizona Aviary and behind-the-scenes at the Johnson Conservation Center
are growing up quickly!
Of the 18 chicks, seven have fledged from the nest thus far. The Arizona Aviary fledglings, across from prairie dogs (pictured here),
will only be on exhibit for a few weeks before moving behind-the-scenes so be sure to come check them out soon!
The cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl is a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Arizona. Last year, we celebrated the first releases to the wild of pygmy-owls hatched at the Phoenix Zoo, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Wild at Heart, and US Geological Survey.