The largest and most ferocious owl in the world, the European Eagle Owl Bubo bubo has a deep two tone hoot.
They can live for 20 years and double in captivity.
A wild Eagle Owl was once seen carrying a Red Fox in its talons, and their massive feet can easily crush a rabbit’s skull. Eagle Owls eat a huge variety of food and even hedgehogs have been known to be on the menu.
There is little difference between the male and female of the species, but if you look closely the ear tufts of a male usually stand more upright than a female.