Eurasian Eagle Owl - Five Sisters Zoo

Eurasian Eagle owls are one of the largest owls in the world. Primarily brown with black markings, they have prominent ear tufts (feathers) and bright orange eyes in a grey facial disk.


  • Diet: Carnivores
  • Weight: 2 to 4 kilos
  • Wingspan: 1.5 to 1.8 metres
  • Length: 0.6 to 0.7 metres
  • Habitat: Forests of northern, southern, and western Europe
  • Lifespan: 40 years in the wild; they can live up to 60 years under human care

Adapted to Survive

  • They have a facial disk, a group of feathers around their head that helps direct sound to their ears


  • Human–animal conflict
  • Alteration and loss of their habitat

IUCN Conservation Status

Least Concern