New owl par­lia­ment is set to woo vis­i­tors

Bird­world adds at­trac­tion, to whit the Terry Pratch­ett owl ex­hibit

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The im­pres­sive new ex­hibit at Farn­ham’s muchloved Bird­world at­trac­tion has been cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the World Owl Trust in a bid to ed­u­cate and raise aware­ness of the birds.

The spe­cial dis­play hon­ours award-win­ning au­thor Sir Terry who had a well-known love of wildlife and in par­tic­u­lar, owls.

Bird­world man­ager Mark An­der­son said: “We’re very ex­cited to re­veal our brand new Owl Par­lia­ment. It will fea­ture a whole host of owl species, many of which are threat­ened with the loss of habi­tat in the wild.

“We’re ex­tremely proud to be able to show­case such ex­tra­or­di­nary avian life and al­low our vis­i­tors to im­merse them­selves in the mys­te­ri­ous world of Terry Pratch­ett.

“We look for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors to Bird­world this spring to ex­pe­ri­ence the Owl Par­lia­ment for them­selves.”

The at­trac­tion has been cre­ated as a satel­lite of the trust’s col­lec­tion and to recog­nise Sir Terry’s pas­sion for the mys­te­ri­ous birds of prey.

Many of the el­e­ments of the ex­hibit have been care­fully de­signed to in­cor­po­rate el­e­ments of his Dis­c­world fan­tasy nov­els.

Al­ready one of the largest bird parks in the coun­try, the 26 acres of land­scaped park and gar­dens at Bird­world are home to more than 800 birds and 180 species from around the world.

Bird­world is also home to the Un­der­wa­ter World aquar­ium and the Jenny Wren Farm.

As well as show­cas­ing the won­der­ment and diver­sity of owls – from the mag­i­cal snowy owl to the re­put­edly wise long-eared owl – the Terry Pratch­ett Owl Par­lia­ment will be an in­ter­ac­tive space where vis­i­tors can learn fas­ci­nat­ing facts about St­rigi­formes – the or­der to which owls be­long.

Vis­i­tors fa­mil­iar with the pop­u­lar Dis­c­world nov­els will be able to recog­nise a num­ber of ref­er­ences at the new ex­hibit and with the unique stylis­ing of the aviaries, ev­ery­one ex­plor­ing the par­lia­ment will be drawn into the myth­i­cal and won­der­ful world of Sir Terry.

For the most avid of owl fans, the at­trac­tion also of­fers a chance to join the keep­ers with a Bird­world owl-han­dling ex­pe­ri­ence.

Par­tic­i­pants will be given the chance to get up close with the owls and re­ceive a me­mento of their day.

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