What's on A Medieval Summer Animal Handling by Teaching Talons Animal Handling by Teaching Talons In medieval times, people believed some pretty unusual ‘facts’ about animals. Join multi-award winning mobile zoo Teaching Talons on the Orchard to learn about these interesting beliefs and meet the animals themselves! There will be owls, mammals, reptiles, and more! This event is free to attend. The additional opportunity to hold an owl on the glove like a medieval falconer can be purchased on the day for £3 or 2 for £5.