The biggest European owl. It hardly ever changes its settlement and can live in the same place for years. It loves old forests at the edge of meadows, lakes or rivers. It hunts water voles, hedgehogs, crows, gulls. In winter feeds on carcasses. There are 250–280 couples of great eagle owls in Poland.
Do you know that… in zoo the owl can live to age of 60
- Latin name: Bubo bubo
- IUCN Red List – L
- Polish Red Data Book of Animals – Taxa near threatened
- CITES – Appendix I