New-born eagle owls hatch at park

Manager of The Birds of Prey centre at Beamish Wild, Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd with the 2 week old  European Eagle Owl chicks.
Manager of The Birds of Prey centre at Beamish Wild, Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd with the 2 week old European Eagle Owl chicks.
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EASTER eggs of a different kind have given a wildlife attraction a cracking start to the holidays.

Beamish Wild Adventure Park has welcomed its first arrivals of spring with the birth of the two European eagle owls.

The pair, which are yet to be named, will grow to become one of the largest owls, with large orange eyes and prominent ear tufts.

They will be introduced to visitors to the adventure park during the Easter holidays.

They will follow on from their mother, who arrived at the park in 2008, and brother Huggy, who already star in the venue’s birds of prey flying show.

Gerry Whitehouse, head keeper at Beamish Wild, said: “We are always excited when new chicks arrive and we will keep a close eye on mum over the next week.”

The Beamish park is now home to 70 birds, making it the largest bird of prey centre in the North East.

In addition to hands-on owl experiences, the attraction offers zip wires, giant tree climbs, a puzzle wood, archery and a dedicated high ropes course.