Bob-Lee and Lee-Bob are the Zoo's two great horned owls, acquired in 2006 and 2007. Both of them were wing injured in the wild and sustained permanent wing and eye damage. They have adapted quite well to life at the Zoo and very much enjoy having their food delivered to them daily.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern. It is estimated that there are more than five million in the wild.
Great horned owls live throughout North America and in Central and South America. They live in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from Arctic to Equatorial. Their habitat includes forests, tropical rainforests, mountainous areas, deserts, rocky coasts, and some urban park areas.
Great horned owls are carnivores. As birds of prey, they hunt rodents and small mammals. They will also eat small owls, waterfowl and other birds. They also eat fish, snakes, frogs, toads and turtles.