When a horse ranch in Agoura Hills received a hay delivery, five baby barn owls were discovered in the bales. Since mom was not with them, they were instant orphans. Dancer was only three days old and the youngest in the clutch. She was donated to Wildworks in 2004 when she was four weeks old. She had been handled a lot and was strongly imprinted on people. We named her Dancer because whenever she did her toe-dusting routine (toe-dusting is when a barn owl lowers its head down between its feet and shakes it back and forth), she would alternately lift her right foot then her left. Now, as an adult, Dancer also moves her head back and forth when being held on the glove in public programs, continuing to live up to her name.