Ural Owl

Zoo Location: Forest
 Ural Owl

Coniferous forest and mixed woodland.

Wild Diet

Small to medium sized mammals, frogs and large birds up to the size of a grouse.


The Ural owl lives in tall forests, hunting mainly at night but occasionally during the day. It is not an active bird and does not roam far.


They sometimes adopt an abandoned buzzard or goshawk nest but may build their own in a tree hollow. 3-5 eggs are laid at 2 day intervals and incubated for 28-29 days.


This species is classified as of Least Concern.

 Ural Owl


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