Animals at the Zoo
Ichabod – Rescued in 2014
A long-legged, yet diminutive owl that hunts mostly at dusk and night. They’ll swoop down from a perch, hover over a field and dive, or even run along the ground to catch their prey in their talons.
What do they eat?
Mostly insects and small mammals/rodents; they may also eat frogs, toads, lizards and snakes.
How long do they live?
6-8 years in the wild on average.
How many can be laid in a clutch?
7-10 eggs on average.
Where are they found?
Found in Western Canada down to Southern Mexico and western Central America; Oh, and Florida, too.
- Known as “howdy birds” because they appear to nod in greeting from the entrance to their burrows.
- Florida burrowing owls will dig their own burrows; while those in the west use old, unused burrows from prairie dogs, squirrels, and other animals.