Octavius the Great Horned Owl
Octavius was illegally taken from the wild at a young age and raised by humans. She is human-imprinted, meaning that she does not have the skills to hunt and survive in the wild. She hatched in 2006 and arrived at Mountsberg in 2008.
The Great Horned Owl
Favourite snacks: A wide range of prey including mammals such as mice, squirrels, rabbits, and skunks, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians
Interesting facts: Great Horned Owls have large eyes for excellent vision in low light. They are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. Their large eyes are fixed in their sockets and do not move; instead owls swivel their necks almost 270 degrees to look around and scan for prey.