With wings that can span up to six feet, the Eurasian eagle owl is one of the largest owls in the world. Its powerful yet silent wings enable this night hunter to stealthily swoop down and scoop up prey. They can even catch other birds in mid-air.
Where to see them: Night Hunters
Length: 2 to 2.5 ft
Weight: 3.5 to 9 lbs
Lifespan: 45 to 60 yrs
Wingspan: Up to 6.5 ft
Habitat: Rocky areas, woodland, and grassland
Diet: Mammals, such as rabbits and rodents, and birds
Horned Owls: With two tufts of feathers on its head, presumably used for communication, the Eurasian eagle owl looks much like its North American relative, the great horned owl.
Range: Europe and Asia
Keep an eye out for Zoo staff members with Caspian, the baby from the video (on left), to see how big she is now. You may even get to touch her soft feathers!