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Snowy owl

Snowy owl
Bubo scandiacus / Snowy owl

Snowy owl
Habitat
Tundra, heath and moorlands
Continent
Europe
Food
Rodents, rabbits and birds
Gestation/breeding period
32 days
Mode of life
Monogamous pairs during the breeding season, otherwise solitary
Class
Birds
Order
Strigiformes

Key facts

~ 70 cm
size

~ 3 kg
weight

~ 25 years
age

How endangered are Snowy owls?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Snowy owl
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

As inhabitants of the barren tundras, snowy owls are ground breeders.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

Fri
3:00 pm
hangout with commentary
Snowy owl

Snowy owl on the zoo tour

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