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Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus

Animals in our sanctuary

Canus
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
28-02-2019
Canus

Canus was seized together with Afro, Cabo and Sahari from a bird of prey holder in Belgium when it became clear that his papers were not in order.


Archimedes
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
08-06-2020
Archimedes

Archimedes was confiscated from a private owner and temporarily taken care of by the NHC of Opglabbeek. A seizure only takes place in case of serious cruelty to animals (aviary without flying space, neglect, illegal keeping of an animal, no official papers, ...). Archimedes now enjoys an adapted stay together with other animals of the same species.


Merlin
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
08-06-2020
Merlin

Merlin was confiscated from a private owner and temporarily taken care of by the NHC of Opglabbeek. A seizure only takes place in case of serious cruelty to animals (aviary without flying space, neglect, illegal keeping of an animal, no official papers, ...). Merlin now enjoys an adapted stay together with other animals of the same species.


Bundi
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date taken in
31-03-2022
Bundi

Bundi was brought to VOC Neteland as a foundling. The search on the basis of the ring number did not yield any results. An attempt was also made on social media, but despite massive sharing of the message, it turned out to be a hopeless search. Fortunately, there was still a place for him here and now he can enjoy a spacious aviary with peers.


Where does he feel most at home?

The spotted eagle-owl lives in a very varied habitat. It can live in dry rocky areas, but wouldn’t mind grasslands, low hills, or semi-open forests like the savannah. You won’t find them in dense forests.

What’s his favourite food?

They like to eat small mammals, birds, insects, frogs and reptiles. And preferably with skin, hair and bones!

Fun fact

The calls are generally typical, musical eagle-owl hoots. Generally the male call with two hoots: "Hooo hooopoooo" and the female answers with three, with less stress on the middle note: "Hooo hoo hooo".

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