: Artic and Sub-Artic regions, mostly North
: Snowy Owls (Nyctea Scandiaca).
: Dark white with dark brown making
: 1.6 kg to 2kg
: Small Mammals, Rat, Rabbits and etc.
: Good Eyesight and can swivel its head.
Snowy Owls breed in remote areas of Artic and sub-
Artic regions, mostly North America. A Snowy Owl can
swivel its head. That because it’s eyes don’t move in its
socket. A snowy owl can also detect its prey in the dark
because it has excellent hearing.
Snowy owls have dark white feathers with dark brown
marking. It weighs around 1.6 kg to 2 kg.. Each bird
must capture roughly 7 to 12 mice per day to meet its
Snowy owls eat small mammals, such as rats or rabbits and bird.
Snowy Owls are also known to eat fish and carrion. It always
swallows its prey whole and uses the juice in its stomach to
digest the flesh. And the last but not least, a snowy owl is usually
shy and generally silent. Yet don’t try to approach its nest,
because it may attack you. So stay back.
Artic and sub-Artic
1. Weight up to 2kg.
1. Small Mammals
2. Strong black claw
3. Yellow large eyes
4. Wing span 1.5 m.
1. Live and hunt alone
2. Nocturnal animal
A Snowy Owl eating a chicken at Diergaarde
Bilijdorn (Rotterdam Zoo), Netherlands
Young owl on the tundra at Barrow Alaska.
Snowy Owls will lose their black feathers with
age, though particularly females retain some.