Odin gets ready to spread wings

RavenEB'''New raven chick at butterfly house.
RavenEB'''New raven chick at butterfly house.
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THIS bright-eyed raven chick is the newest addition to a wildlife centre.

Odin - named after a mythical norse God who was the father of Thor and kept the all-black birds as companions - has been hand-reared since he was born on April 16.

He is fed every two hours and is building strength quickly - strength he will need when flying in the aerial antics display at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston.

Ben Coulson and Heather Scott, who work with the birds at the popular wildlife attraction, have been feeding Odin.

Ben said: “The raven chick weighed 503 grams at 11 days old and in less than two weeks has increased to 950g which is actually more than our adult Harris Hawks weigh!

“We have also observed very fast development of feathers which he is now beginning to preen as they emerge.”