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Great horned owl Bubo virginianus

Animals in our sanctuary

Algis
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
12-12-2012

Algis came to us together with Satura via the Opglabeek Nature Aid Center. The pair of owls were ceded to the NHC by the heirs of the deceased owner.


Satura
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date taken in
12-12-2012

Satura came to us together with Algis via the Opglabeek Nature Aid Center. The pair of owls were ceded to the NHC by the heirs of the deceased owner.


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

Dante 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, ...). Dante now enjoys an adapted stay together with other animals of the same species.


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

Virgil 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, ...). Virgil now enjoys an adapted stay together with other animals of the same species.


Where does he feel most at home?

The Great horned owl loves to live in coniferous forests, but will move to different areas for food and nesting. You can find him in North- and South-America.

What's his favourite food?

During the night the Great horned owl will hunt on small rodents, birds, reptiles or invertebrates. The size of its prey varies from an insect to a skunk, rabbit or chicken.

Fun fact

This owl is a bit lazy and will use a deserted nest from a buzzard or a large cavity in a tree or building as a nesting place.
 

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