Oriental Bay Owl
The Oriental Bay Owl is a small, unusual looking species of owl from South East Asia. It is a nocturnal owl that feeds on small rodents, bats, birds and insects, normally by hunting from a perch.
Similar in appearance to the Barn Owl, but is much darker with an ashy-grey coloured face. The Ashy-faced Owl is endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It inhabits open areas, where it predates on small mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles.
Milky Eagle Owl
A large species of owl with very distinctive pink eyelids. Also known as the Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, they are found in sub-Saharan Africa. They have a very varied diet, feeding on prey such as monkeys, mongoose, hedgehogs, large birds, reptiles and even fish.
The most widely distributed of all owl species, the Barn Owl can be found on almost all continents, except Antarctica. Barn Owls can be seen silently quartering fields, listening out for their prey. Grace, our Barn Owl can be seen demonstrating this on one of our daily displays.
Great Horned Owl
A relatively large owl found in North America and some parts of South America. They are predominantly a nocturnal hunter and adopt the ‘sit and wait’ approach to hunting, using vantage points within their territory. Desmond, our Great Horned Owl can be seen flying in one of our daily displays.