Great Grey Owl

Zoo Location: Forest
 Great Grey Owl

Mixed and coniferous forest.

Wild Diet

Mainly voles and other small mammals such as mice, lemmings and occasionally squirrels.


The great grey owl hunts mainly during the day. They carry all but the largest prey in their beaks and swallow it whole, head first. Bones, fur, teeth and other waste are brought up again (regurgitated) in the form of pellets.


They sometimes adopt old crows' nests but may build their own on the ground or on a tree stump. 1 - 9 eggs are incubated for 30 days.


This species is classified as of Least Concern.

 Great Grey Owl  Great Grey Owl


  • Latin Name: Strix nebulosa
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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