I LIVE IN AFRICA
Verreaux’s eagle owls are native to sub-Saharan Africa. They can be found in areas of the dry savanna that are scattered with trees and shrubs.
I AM A CARNIVORE
Verreaux’s eagle owls hunt a wide variety of animals including hedgehogs, reptiles, fish, amphibians, rodents, and other birds. Because owls are generally a nocturnal animal, this species will hunt at night.
VERREAUX’S EAGLE OWLS ARE SOCIAL
Verreaux’s eagle owls will gather in family groups during the day to roost and allopreen together, but they will hunt on their own during the nighttime.
LARGE AND IN CHARGE
This avian species is one of the largest species of owls in the world. Their wingspan can reach up to 6.5 feet.
HELPING THE VERREAUX’S EAGLE OWL IN THE WILD
By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
Owls are considered to be an apex predator, meaning they play a very important role in their ecosystem by helping to control small animal populations.