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Bake Off a real hoot for TV-loving barn owls Peek and Boo

The four-week-old owlets have been staying with their keeper to build up bonds.

Peek and Boo at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Peek and Boo at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two baby barn owls have become fans of popular TV show The Great British Bake Off after spending time with a keeper at his home.

Peek and Boo will go on show at Blair Drummond Safari Park Bird of Prey Centre, near Stirling, from mid-September.

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Peek, one of two four week old barn owls chicks at Blair Drummond Safari Park. The chicks are being hand reared by their keeper Dominic King, a process called imprinting which involves them spending as much time as possible with their keeper.

The four-week-old owlets have been staying with staff to build bonds, which has included watching TV together.

Keeper Dominic King said: “Peek and Boo have been perfectly named.

“They’re full of character and love hiding from each other and chasing spiders.”

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The chicks are being hand reared by their keeper Dominic King, a process called imprinting (Andrew Milligan)

He added: “Quite bizarrely, they also enjoy watching The Great British Bake off.”

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