Learn About Huuhkaja

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 50+yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 20yrs
  • Wingspan: 5-6.5ft
  • Weight: 6-8lbs
  • Range in the Wild: North Africa, Asia, Middle East
  • Habitat in the Wild: highly adapted, from deserts to thick forests
    • Diet in the Wild: reptiles, small to medium mammals, birds, large insects
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, poultry, donated meats, venison
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: 2000
    • Arrival: November 2005

That’s “hoo-OO-ky-ah”, in case you’re wondering – the Finnish word for eagle owl. Hooky, as she has been dubbed, was born into the World Bird Sanctuary’s captive breeding program and sent to us.