Eurasian Eagle Owl
Wild: 20 years
Captivity: 60 years
Name of Young
- Eurasian Eagle Owls are one of the largest owls in the world. They can have a wingspan ranging from 55 to 79 inches across.
- The females are slightly larger than males. They lay 1-4 eggs at a time, and incubate them for about 32-35 days. The female remains at the nest with the eggs and later chicks, and the male brings them food.
- They are powerful hunters. Their prey includes mammals such as mice and rabbits as well as birds and snakes. Their diet somewhat depends on where they live. They are adaptable and can live in various habitats.
- They primarily hunt at night, although they will hunt during the day time as well. They have very good hearing and night vision and can silently swoop down upon prey. They will catch animals on the ground and can even catch birds flying in mid-air.
Did You Know?
It is often believed that owls can turn their heads all the way around. While they cannot actually do this, they can turn their heads 270 degrees. They have 14 vertebrae in their neck. A human’s neck has 7 vertebrae.