Milky Eagle Owl

Milky Eagle Owl

This is one of the larger owls in the world, and they prey on virtually any small to medium-sized animal. They generally hunt at night, and long-term pairs produce usually two eggs per year, often with only one surviving to fledge.

Bubo lacteus


Eastern Africa, Southern Africa [VIEW MAP]

Forests, Scrublands, Woodlands

The milky eagle owls are easy to find and can be seen nearly anytime except on our coldest days, when they may be indoors. During the nesting season, the female often will be incubating her eggs or chicks in the nest box. Otherwise, these owls usually sit conspicuously in their habitat. Contrary to popular belief, they do not sleep all day, and can often be seen awake and active during Zoo hours.

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