Shadow the Barn Owl
Meet Shadow the Barn Owl
Shadow was born in captivity and came to live at Mountsberg in 2015 when he was just one month old! Having been raised by Mountsberg staff, Shadow is very comfortable being part of our education team and you can meet him during school programs, public presentations and Raptor Encounters.
The Barn Owl
Favourite snack: Small mammals, particularly mice, voles, and shrews, and occasionally small birds
Interesting facts: The Barn Owl’s ability to locate prey by sound alone is the best of any animal that has been tested! Their asymmetrical ears and heart-shaped facial disk lend to this tremendous ability. When Barn Owls eat, they swallow their prey whole, later casting up a ball, or “pellet”, of fur and bones. Female Barn Owls make their nests out of their own shredded pellets!