Meet and feed ruby & rocco in a memorable encounter
Go inside the aviary and meet our beautiful Barking Owl siblings, Rocco and Ruby close up. Feed and pat them, and have them fly to you and land on your outstretched arm!
An Encounter at the National Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by a Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals, answer any of your questions and teach you about them in the wild.
“Barking Owls get their name from the signature dog-like bark they make.”