Bubo virginianus

Ollie was hatched in Idaho in 2022. He was found on the ground as a juvenile with a broken wing and permanent tendon injuries. He spent many months at Second Chance Animal Rehabilitation in Price, Utah and was deemed non-releasable because of his inability to fly well enough to catch food. He was transferred to the ONC in December 2022 and started going to Outreach programs in 2023. He is one of the most requested Animal Ambassadors for offsite programs.   

  • Average Weight: 2–5 pounds 
  • Wingspan: 40-57 inches 
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 15 years 
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20-25 years 

             Fascinating Facts:

             The Great-horned Owl has no horns. They have feather tufts that stick up like horns. The Great- horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America, found in a range of habitats that includes forests, swamps, deserts, tundra edges, tropical rain forests, cities, suburbs, and parks. If you live in North America, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the deep, soft, stuttering hoots of this owl.



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