With wings that can span up to six feet, the Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) is one of the largest owls in the
Eurasian eagle owl-2

Female at the Cincinnati Zoo in Night Hunters.

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.


  • Length: 2 to 2.5 ft
  • Weight: 3.5 to 9 lbs
  • Lifespan: 45 to 60 yrs
  • Range: Europe and Asia
  • Habitat: Rocky areas, woodland, and grassland
  • Diet: Mammals, such as rabbits and rodents, and birds
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