Octavius the Great Horned Owl

Octavius the Great Horned Owl

Meet Octavius

Octavius was imprinted by humans at a young age, meaning that she does not have the skills to hunt and survive in the wild. She hatched in 2006 and arrived at Mountsberg in 2008.

The Great Horned Owl

• Favourite Snacks: a wide range of prey items ranging from mice to rabbits, squirrels, and other mammals, as well as birds and sometimes even other raptors.
• Special Talents: With almost no sense of smell, Great Horned Owls often prey on skunks!
• Breeding: After making a nest in tree holes, stumps, caves, or in the abandoned nests of other large birds, monogamous pairs have one to five eggs, with both the male and female parents taking turns incubating the eggs.