Eurasian Eagle Owl
Hans- Hans is a Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo). Eurasian eagle owls are not native to North America, but look very similar to their North American cousin, the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Their name refers to their large size; some females weigh up to nine pounds! Originally from Oregon, Hans has spent the majority of his life as an ambassador on our team. He enjoys ripping up cardboard boxes, meeting new people and demonstrating owl flight for guests. His favorite foods are quail and rabbit- you can help us make sure he always has his favorites by sponsoring Hans.
Hans’ sponsors are: Natalie Jobbins, Emily Groves, Butterball Rodents, Tonye Mckinney, and Bonnie Pritts
Eastern Screech Owl
Dylan- Dylan is an Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio) who came from Auburn, Alabama in 2011. He is a rufous morph Eastern Screech Owl, meaning he is reddish in coloration. We are unsure of Dylan’s age (it’s rude to ask), however we estimate he must be at least seven years old. In his free time, Dylan enjoys practicing his camouflage skills and peeking out of his nestbox at passersby. He is also an active participant in his daily training sessions. He loves to eat mice and quail- you can help us make sure he always has plenty to eat by sponsoring Dylan.
Dylan’s sponsors are: Karen Daniels, Ruth Stubba, Cindy Kassub, James & Julia Montgomery, David Schroeder, Debbie Steward, Danny Jendral, Mackenzie Dryden, Mark Osiecki, Nancy McGrew, Julie Flagg and Anne Marie Maddigan, and Donna Kushner