This Eagle Owl is the largest of
the owl species, weighing as much as 10 lbs for females and can have
a 5ft wing span.
You will no longer see these
birds in the wild in the UK. They died out in the eighteenth
century. However, they can still be found in large forested areas of
The Eagle Owl has large orange
eyes which means it is a bird that will fly and hunt mostly at
night. They can catch prey up to the size of foxes and young deer
whilst hunting in the wild, but they also feed on rabbits and other
In captivity, these birds
can be aggressive as adults and must be hand-reared if they are to
be used for flying.
They are not advised as a first