Small mammals such as voles, mice, rabbits and squirrels; also been known to eat small birds
Less than 60,000 individuals
Northern Scandinavia, North America
Great Grey Owl
Great Grey Owls live in the damp, mossy forests of Scandinavia and North America.
They have layers of fluffy feathers which trap warm air next to the body, insulating it from icy winds. As well as keeping them warm, owl feathers have soft fringed edges which muffle the rush of air – they fly so quietly that their prey don’t hear them swooping.
We have a young pair of owls, bred at Paignton Zoo in Devon.
Five Great Grey Owl chicks hatch