Species: Tyto alba, Barn Owl • Born: 2004 • Gender: Male • Disability: Human Imprint
‘Jupiter’ was hatched at the American Eagle Foundation in 2004 and developed a mild case of arthritis in his legs and requires a little extra TLC. However, he is a great ambassador to his species. His beauty truly enraptures visitors to the AEF.
ABOUT THIS SPECIES
The Barn Owl has several different names, such as the heart-faced owl, the monkey-faced owl, and the ghost owl. They are nocturnal, meaning that they are very active at night. Their name comes from the fact that they like to live in barns and other man-made structures. Barn Owls have excellent hearing and vision, and, because of their especially soft feathers, they have the ability of ‘silent flight.’