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"Do you like our owl?"
"It's artificial?"
"Of course it is."
"Must be expensive."

Rachael and Deckard

An animoid owl named Eden[1] was owned by the Tyrell Corporation as of 2019. Twenty years earlier, Eldon Tyrell owned another owl named Athena.[2]

When Rick Deckard came to the Tyrell Corporation to test the Voight-Kampff test on a Nexus-6, Rachael showed him the owl and he commented on its high price.[3]

Eldon Tyrell told Rachael that a real owl was used as a model for the artificial one. When she told this to Ray McCoy, he doubted this to be true.[4]

By 2037, Eden was procured by Emil Runciter to be sold at his shop, Runciter's Zoological.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The owl was portrayed by a Eurasian eagle-owl.

In Blade Runner: A Story of the Future, the owl is actually real rather than artificial.