History at CuriOdyssey
One of the barn owls is a former pet that is now imprinted on humans and came to CuriOdyssey in 2015 from Native Animal Rescue in Santa Cruz. The second owl was hatched at Scovill Zoo in IL, and transferred to CuriOdyssey in August 2015.
The first owl’s hatch date is unknown. The second owl was hatched May 2015.
Fun Facts about Barn owls
These birds are called barn owls because they will often inhabit buildings, especially barns, where there is an ample rodent supply. They can capture prey in total darkness.
What do Barn owls eat?
Barn owls' diet consists of mostly mammals, especially mice, voles, and shrews; will also eat birds and reptile. At CuriOdyssey, they are served mice, rat, guinea pig, rabbit, chicken, and quail.
How long do Barn owls live?
In the Wild: average is 1-4 years, although longer has been recorded
In Captivity: up to 20+ years
Where do Barn owls live?
Barn owls can be found in virtually all habitats-grasslands, marshes, desert, fields, forests, etc., although they tend to favor more open spaces; also common in urban area. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica
Are Barn Owls endangered?
Their wildlife conservation status is of least concern, although rodenticides are a huge threat to barn owls and other raptors. Barn owls are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.