BAILEY AND NEWTON THE GREAT HORNED OWLS
Newton and Bailey are both imprinted owls. Newton came to ORC in 2012, and Bailey came to ORC in 2017. For more information on imprinting and how to prevent it, please see our FAQ page.
Great Horned Owls are considered apex predators in the bird world. They are a common, nocturnal owl- most notably identified by their hooting at night. Great Horned Owls are extremely strong, their talon force is 800+ pounds per square inch. To put that in perspective, Great White Sharks and African Lions have both been measured to only reach between 600-700 psi in their bite forces! Great Horned Owls hunt rodents, reptile and other birds and owls.
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