Barn Owl

ZOO LOCATION: Scutes Family Gallery (Outside, south end)

Lifespan: 5 to 15 years

Diet: Barn owls are birds of prey and feed mostly on small mammals like mice, rats and voles. They also have been known to occassionally prey on small birds.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Barn owls are silent nocturnal predators - their wings make almost no sound when they fly. They roost in hidden, quiet places during the day. Unlike the commonly-heard hoots of many other species, these owls make raspy screeching calls. Barn owls can be found on almost every continent around the world!