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 Eurasian eagle owl

Scientific name: Bubo bubo

Habitat: open forest, taiga, steppe, semi-desert

Diet: mice and voles; sometimes birds

Life span: 16-20 years

Young: 2-4 eggs/clutch

Size: 1.5-5 kg (3–11 lbs)

Eurasian eagle owls are the largest owls in the world and have no natural enemies.

Like eagles, these owls nest in hollows high on rocky cliffs.

They are closely related to the great horned owl of North America and share many characteristics: ear tuffs, colouring, and diet.

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Eurasian eagle owl on Animal Diversity Web


Range: Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and Asia

Status in the Wild

Status: rare

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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