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Wildlife Wonders

Great Horned Owlets
Great Horned Owl triplets 11 days older than previous picture.
Great Horned Owl triplets
Adult Great Horned Owl

We’re visiting our friends at A Place Called Hope!


  • Owlet – small or young owl.
  • Egg tooth – protrusion on tip of beak to help it break open the egg.

Fun Facts

  • Great Horned Owls don’t make their own nests, they use old hawk’s nests or other nests.
  • Great Horned Owls don’t have horns; their feather tufts often get confused with ears or horns..
  • Great Horned Owls like to nest high up in a tree.
  • Great Horned Owls can eat mice whole.
  • Great Horned Owls were once considered the tigers of the sky due to their lightning fast speed.
  • They are the largest owls in North America. They usually weigh 3-4 pounds as an adult, Females weigh more than the males.

If you find a baby bird on the ground that can’t walk, fly or hop you should protect it from predators like cats and call a rehabilitator. There is a list of rehabilitators on the CT DEEP website.

A Place Called Hope in Killingworth is a rehabilitation facility that specializes in raptors. It is a non-profit facility that provides rehab and public education.

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