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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.

side profile of owl

Did You Know?

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.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Bubo bubo

Rocky areas, woodland, and grassland

2 to 2.5 ft

45 to 60 yrs

Zoo Location:
Cat Canyon

Mammals, such as rabbits and rodents, and birds