Owl Symbolism & Meaning
From time to time, we all need help summoning the courage to see the truth. Do you want to discover what is being said or planned when you are absent? Owl as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal is fantastic Animal Allies for your goal! Owl Spirit teaches how to harness the strength to open your eyes and look into the shadows. Delve deeply into Owl symbolism and meaning to find out how this Animal Spirit Guide can illuminate, assist, and educate you.
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Owl Table of Contents
- Owl Symbolism & Meaning
- Owl Meaning: Spiritual
- Owl Spirit Animal
- Owl Totem Animal
- Owl Power Animal
- Owl in Native American Tradition
- Owl in Celtic Mythology
- Owl in Japan
- Owl in Feng Shui
- Owl Meaning in the Bible
- Owl Dreams
- Owl in Astrology & Zodiac Signs
- Seeing an Owl Meaning
- Hearing an Owl Meaning
- Finding an Owl Feather
- Types of Owls Symbolism
- Owl Tattoo
- Owl Sayings
- Harry Potter Owl
- Owl Gods and Goddesses
- Seeing a Dead Owl
- Owl Facts & Trivia
- Organizations that Protect Owls
- Return to all Birds
- Back to all Spirit Animal Meanings
Owl Symbolism & Meaning
When you seek out Owl, it is a way of reaching your Higher Self and truly seeing things from a spiritual perspective. This refreshing vantage point allows you to open doorways into other realms and connect with the Devas, Ancestors, Angels, and the Divine. You are safe on its wings.
Owl has a strong connection with the Element of Air. Travel with Owl Spirit to the heavens and soar through the halls of the Akashic records. Owl will show you things that might otherwise remain hidden, so be open to seeing things in a new way.
You cannot deceive Owl, which is why this Spirit Animal reminds us to remain faithful to ourselves, our voice, and our vision. Owl does not tolerate illusions or secrets. If there are skeletons in the closet, you can trust that Owl will find them and start house cleaning. When walking with Owl Spirit, always communicate with it with as much honesty as possible. Having such a helpmate is an honor. Treat it with respect.
It is no surprise that the Goddess Athena held Owls as sacred. Athena is, beyond doubt, one of the most complex Deities in history, and Her attributes included wisdom and strategy – so Owl Spirit became the perfect companion and manifestation. In Greek tradition, Owl was also a protector. Beliefs claimed an Owl flying over a soldier or army portended victory because Owl (and Athena) would remain watchful.
As a creature of the night, the Celts and Egyptians regarded Owl as a gatekeeper to other realms, particularly the souls of the dead. In some stories, this bird accompanies a soul so it doesn’t get lost on its journey. People fear death, so they often fear Owl by association.
Overall, the Owl symbolizes navigating any darkness in our life; this Spirit brings clarity, prophetic inklings, and a strong connection with the transcendental world.
Owl Meaning: Spiritual
Spiritually speaking, the Owl Spirit Animal Meaning has ties to supernatural gifts. While Owls roost with each other, they hunt alone. Your spiritual path is somewhat like the Owl. You cannot “hunt” according to other people’s guidelines. While something external may appeal to your spiritual framework, the best expressions of your path come from deep within.
Certainly, gathering with others still comes into play; community is important. However, Owl suggests avoiding being easily swayed by opinions, rumors, or trends. When constantly pressured, undervalued, or insulted, Owl counsels moving to better nesting grounds.
An Owl symbol is an excellent token for free thinking. People who regularly work with Owl energy are often odd and unconventional. You never drew within the lines of a coloring book, and still don’t. Your inspiration sparks when it meets the quirky and eccentric.
When Owl makes itself known, one message is returning to a focus on your home and loved ones. They are part of your spiritual circle, and neglecting any portion affects the whole. Bravely build and safeguard your nest.
Owl as a Spirit Animal
When Owl wings its way into your life, you can become far more observant. Settle down on that tree limb and watch patiently. You’ll be amazed at how many previously elusive important details you notice. The world is filled with layers of symbolism and meaning, and the Owl gives you “new” eyes to see those. Think of it like an onion. Start peeling those layers.
An Owl’s eyes adjust in an instant from telescopic to microscopic. It is the embodiment of the macrocosm and microcosm, above and below. Such vision has a purpose, one which Owl shares. With Owl energy surrounding your soul, you can look into the past, present, and future with uncanny accuracy. Your aptitude includes an exceptional knack for sizing up the people in your life, sometimes making them uneasy.
As a Spirit Animal, we know that Owl often calls on us to release the past and put down burdens that hold us back. You cannot offer welcoming arms to destiny when they’re filled with baggage. You must face your shadows and fears, then move beyond them to find true happiness. It can seem daunting, but Owl offers support and holds you in the wings of comfort. Never hesitate to reach out to your Spirit Animal with questions or concerns. Owl arrives to assist in your forward movement, not sit on the sidelines.
Owls don’t just honor us with the ability of “Second Sight.” These majestic birds have hearing that is quite literally “perfect stereo.” Their ears are not symmetrical as one is higher than the other; this allows them to hear sound separately in each individual ear. Spiritually this may translate as clairaudience.
Owl as a Spirit Animal Guide aids you in true-hearing said despite the words and apparent emotions coming from the messenger. People can talk a good game, but Owl won’t be fooled by sweet words. At first, it may seem like a buzz at the edge of your awareness. If you focus on Owl, the authenticity of someone’s words will become clear.
As an aside, some practitioners hear a person’s auric vibration as music or other familiar sounds. For example, an individual lying to you could sound clamorous while one being honest has a sweet melody.
Owl Totem Animal
If you were born with Owl as a Totem Animal, you’ll find your connection with the Yin of the Universe growing stronger throughout life, as will your awareness of lunar cycles. Embrace the inner Goddess, weave your spells by the light of a full moon, and listen to your inner voice. Your connection with feminine energies is important to your happiness and well-being.
The conjunction between you and Yin energies extends beyond cosmic realms. You build strong relationships with women in your life. Some are mentors, some you teach, and some are family. Those people are essential to your moral and personal growth.
As a birth Totem Animal, Owl affords a unique gift – seeing the spiritual beings inside the human bodies that house them. You will know things about people that are sometimes awkward or uncomfortable, but you see TRUE. Many people with Owl Totems discover their clairvoyance highly accurate, even at young ages. There is only one caution here. Make sure you aren’t seeing what you want to see. It’s a natural human response, but your true sight becomes hampered if you lean into illusions of your own making.
The Owl Totem is one of discernment. Let this Spirit guide you during confusing situations. Start trusting your spiritual radar about people and use the beauty of the night to inspire your creativity. Too many practitioners brush off those gut feelings, typically with bad results. Owl counsels listening closely to your inner voice. It rarely leads you astray.
Owl Spirit Animal has mastered silence and finds its strength there. With Owl as your Totem Animal, you will not waste precious energy by speaking with no purpose. Your energy renews in silence, and you hear the voice of the Divine clearly.
Remember, you have two eyes, two ears, and one mouth. Seeing and hearing should occur four times more than speaking. The writer A.D. Aliwat summed up the power of watching and listening succinctly, “Sometimes what you don’t say is more powerful than anything you could say.” Where others chatter without thought, you choose your words and wield them skillfully.
Owl Power Animal
Seek your inner Owl Power Animal when you desire to open a doorway to hidden realms. It is nearly impossible to find your pathway when chaos surrounds you. Meditate with Owl in the quiet of the night; you’ll find solace as the Owl’s hoot becomes your guide.
Invoke the Owl Power Animal within when you’re determining your true place. Such workings require privacy where you are away from others’ advice, no matter how well-intentioned. Once released, Owl asks, “WHO? Who are you?” So, prepare for self-actualization when activating this spiritual being. The process is never fast, but it is always worthwhile.
Owl Medicine supports you when the time to speak your truth has arrived. The hoot of an Owl is highly recognizable. Now you use your Owl Power Animal to direct your ideas and have them understood.
Then, too, there’s framing of goals and dreams. Remember, Owls are birds of prey, and little stops them when they set their sites on “the prize.” On what or whom do you have your heart set? Focus, patience, and stillness can win the day.
Draw upon Owl Energy when you need to see all the details of what or who is coming toward you versus what is right in front of you. Both have significance, but it’s essential to recognize what is what. The present prepares you for the future.
Owl in Native American Tradition
Native Americans refer to the Owl as a Night Eagle because of its keen vision. They regard Owl as a conjuror who is silent and fierce and one who foretells the oncoming of death. Owl can Astral Travel and has the gift of clairvoyance.
The Owl is a harbinger of truth, particularly to self, and a creature that brings magic on its wings. Among the Cherokee, shamans consulted with the Screech Owl Spirit in matters of a suitable punishment for something like breaking a taboo. Both the Apache and Ojibwa tribes feel Owl is an omen of death, destruction, or terrible times in the making. There are non-human interpretations of its omen, especially concerning the forests over which the Owl presides, watches, and preserves. For example, something may be amiss with the land, or the land is in danger.
Some tribes felt that Medicine Men could shape-shift into Owls. Among the Blackfoot, Caddo, Cherokee, and Lakota, Medicine men received clear wisdom from dreams thanks to Owl. It was not uncommon for the spiritual leader to wear Owl feathers and take a vow of no harm to Owls throughout their lives.
The Hopi have a Great Horned Owl, Mongwu, who enforces laws. Both Canadian and American northwest coastal tribes have totem poles with Owls carved into them. Creeks perform dances for the Horned Owl and the Screech Owl. Both the Tlingit and Mohave tribs have Owl clans.
Owl in Celtic Mythology
In Celtic mythology, Owls knew the way to the underworld and were fierce defenders of truth and honor. Owl has no tolerance for deception, even when we are deceiving ourselves. The Celtic Owl was tied closely to the ancient Goddess of fertility. It frequently appears in knotwork and bestiaries, being revered for its ability to see in the dark and acting as a messenger between humans and the Divine.
Owl in Japan
Among the Ainu, Kamui is an Owl Deity who oversees human behavior. His worshippers believe he oversees material success because when Kamui cried, the tears were gold and silver.
Similar to beliefs in Siberia and Central Asia, Owl is a helpful spirit to whom Shamans can turn to activate supernatural powers. Some Owls serve as divine messengers, too.
The word Owl in Japanese, fukurou, means “no troubles.” As a result, many Lucky Owl images exist in homes and businesses.
Owl in Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, the Art of Placement, Owl images and figurines encourage knowledge, luck, prosperity, and protection.
If you know negativity is coming from a specific direction, place the Owl Symbol facing outward in that direction. Alternatively, have it face traffic outside your home so negativity “moves” away.
For improved finances, the Owl image should go in your home’s South or Southeast region. Keep the Owl on your work table for knowledge and success if you are working on an important project. This goes for studying too.
Owl Meaning in the Bible
The Old Testament does not describe the Owl in a favorable light. Here, they represent barrenness, isolation, mourning, and ruin. You can see this in the story of Babylon’s aftermath, where the Owl is the only creature left.
Three prophets use Owls as a metaphor for barrenness, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zephaniah, specifically in regard to God’s judgment. In Psalms, the writer describes his life as an Owl in abandoned ruins, and Micah compares an Owl’s hoot to the cries of someone in mourning.
Owl in Dreams
Dreaming of Owls may be a warning from your higher self to be wary of a situation or person that is not as it appears. It may also be an omen of figurative or literal death. The hooting Owl bears a message from the Ancestors or dearly departed.
A dream in which Owl appears can signal a time of deep introspection. You are on the cusp of a spiritual evolution. The dream comes from your subconscious to make you aware, so you can prepare. Turn your intuition to the high setting.
If you are the Owl in your dream, it represents personal wisdom and strong life lessons. It also portends the acquisition of new knowledge valuable to your circumstances. If your Owl self hovers over someone else in the dream, you are protecting them or acting as a mentor in daily life.
When you see an Owl in your dream, it may be a reflection of independent thought. Whatever is happening in your life right now, don’t be tempted by group pressure. Stay true to your ethics and ideals.
Owl in Astrology & Zodiac Signs
In Native American Zodiac & Astrology, people born May 21 – June 21 (Southern Hemisphere) & November 22 – December 21 (Northern Hemisphere) are born under the sign of the Owl. It is the 9th Animal of the Native American calendar, corresponding with the sign of Sagittarius.
Owl people are extraordinary communicators, particularly when it comes to explaining great Mysteries in understandable ways. You have a quick mind, high standards, and a strong sense of honor. You sense the right moves long before anyone else, leading to success, but when you disregard your instincts, it lands you in trouble.
People prone to manipulations and lies get out of your circle as soon as possible. They cannot hide from your discerning eye. The mask comes off, and everyone in the vicinity comes to know the truth.
Those with the Owl Native American Zodiac & Astrology Sign may be misunderstood because of their uncanny ability to move quietly and effectively through figurative or literal darkness. You are also fast on your feet, making it hard for people to keep up with you.
Keywords associated with the Native American Owl sign include watchfulness, discretion, privacy, attentiveness, knowledge, wisdom, and global thinking.
Seeing an Owl Meaning
If you spy an Owl or one wings your way, you’ll soon understand something that previously eluded you. Part of this comprehension comes from a mental change on your part. You’re moving into a new, beneficial perspective.
It is generally rare to see an Owl because they’re well hidden by day. Should you see one, it’s time to follow your curiosity about a person or thing. The journey will be very revealing.
In some cultures, seeing an Owl was a bad omen, predicting death. What’s important to remember here is that death is not always physically literal. It can be an ending, like moving away or leaving one job for another. All such situations rank high on the anxiety table, and Owl comes to prepare you.
In Hindu tradition seeing or hearing an Owl by night is actually the spirit of a departed person. Said spirit may protect the sacred groves. Beyond that, Owl symbolism is situational. For example, leaving a space because confrontation arose and seeing an owl as you depart means you should go back and get a resolution. Superstition also says if you’re considering vying for a new job or another opportunity, the sight of the Owl means you’re perfectly posed.
Hearing an Owl Meaning
Speaking of hearing an Owl, it is far more common to harken an Owl than see one. The sound of an Owl echoing through the forest speaks of magic in the making. There’s a light sizzle in the air. The Spirit Realm touches the here and now, offering arcane knowledge. The Owl’s hoot ushers in a time when you can start anew.
Finding an Owl Feather
The significance of finding an Owl feather varies from place to place. In Central Asia, finding a Northern Eagle Owl feather became a protective amulet for warding off evil and sickness. Spiritually, the Owl feather may represent the need for calm. You are worrying over nothing. Everything will work out.
Finding an Owl feather sometimes acts as a signal of an ancestral presence, specifically a female. She calls on you to keep an eye on developing situations. Decisions are on the horizon; ponder them well.
Types of Owls Symbolism and Meaning
As with other animals, there are different types of Owls, each of which has a unique meaning. Here are just a few:
- White Owl Symbolism: The White Owl represents magic, mysticism, and ancient mysteries. If you’ve hit a rough streak lately, the appearance of a White Owl is good news. It bears pleasant changes on its wings, so long as you stay focused.
An alternative is that the White Owl reflects a guardian angel or spirit watching over you.
- Night Owl: In some settings, Owl bore the name “Corpse Bird.” Owl could foretell death and dramatic misfortune. In modern nomenclature, a “night owl” is a person who has more energy and activity in the darkness.
- Barn Owl: Barn Owls like their privacy. They have the ability to hunt at night without a speck of light. As a result, Barn Owl symbolizes using your intuition and insight to identify normally unseen energies. It could be a hint you’re missing something important.
- Barred Owl Meaning. The Barred Owl’s (Strix varia)name comes from the bar-like patterns in its plumage. Rather than constraint (like jail), the Barred owl embodies protection-marking your personal boundaries and sticking to them.
Barred Owl symbolism also ties into its hoot, sounding much like laughter. In this case, ask yourself if it’s time to lighten up.
- Snowy Owl Meaning: The Snowy Owl has the ability to connect with the ancestors, Teachers, and higher beings. From those sources, the bird carries great insight and power. If ever there was a time to work on being the best version of yourself, it’s now. Have faith in what you know and in the path you have chosen.
- Great Horned Owl Meaning: The three most common associations for Great Horned Owls are bravery, hardiness, and grace. These birds are fearless and suggest you need to take decisive action. Take your problem by the “horns” and remain determined.
- Black Owl Meaning: Because of its color, the Black Owl often presents when intense transitions are forthcoming. It may feel as if you are paused between life and death until change emerges.
The image of an Owl is among the most popular animal tattoos. A person’s reason for choosing this tattoo may vary significantly. For some, Owl Spirit reflects the balance between intellectual and spiritual wisdom. For others, the Owl becomes the image of mystery or a reminder to stay true to the Sacred Self. People may pick out an Owl tattoo to honor an important juncture in their life, too.
- “Advice from an owl: stay focused, be “whoo” you are, trust in a wise friend, live off the land, glide through the dark times, be observant, life’s a hoot!” – Ilan Shamir
- “Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
- The clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wonders at our quaint spirits.” – William Shakespeare
- “Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.” – Patrick Rothfuss.
- African Proverb: The owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees, the less it talks.
- “Owls are known as lonely birds, but it is not known that they have the forest as their best friend!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
- “When the owl sings, the night is silent.” – Charles de Leusse
- “The owl is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?” – M.J. Rose
Harry Potter Owl
In the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Harry has a female Snowy Owl as a companion named Hedwig. The choice of this bird is no coincidence. They have intimate ties with the world of witchcraft, the occult, and mysticism. The relationship between Harry and Hedwig is similar to that of a magical practitioner and familiar as a friend, partner, and ally who remained close to Harry until she died.
Owl Gods and Goddesses
The best-known connection between Owl Spirit Animal and a Divine being is between Athena and this creature. Very early in Greek myth, one of Her epithets was “Little Owl.” She was not alone in Her Owl connection. Hypnos (Somnus in Rome) flew in the form of an Owl to make humans sleep.
In Hinduism, Lakshmi is an Owl Goddess associated with wealth and luck. Images sometimes show Her having an Owl guide. Other depictions have Lakshmi riding an elephant.
Among Hawaiians, the God Kane used the form of an Owl to protect his people. However, the most significant Owl God here is Kotankor Kamui, a provider. He has two sacred songs describing the promises between spirits and humans.
Dead Owl Meaning
Owls are strong symbols of wisdom and knowledge, and seeing a dead owl is an important symbol of change, loss, and hope. It’s important to remember that although dead owls are sometimes thought of as a bad omen, they can also symbolize hope and positive changes.
If a dead owl appears to you in your dreams or meditations, consider what positive developments may be coming up for you. Balance those thoughts by keeping in mind past life lessons and integrating them.
A dead owl symbolizes immense hope for the future, so lend a hand of friendship and love to those around you who may lack the hope they need to get through.
The dead owl is saying that you are not making the right choice. You’re heading toward a “dead end.” Stop and reevaluate. Think about your decision and make sure it’s wholly right for you.
Another spiritual meaning of seeing a dead owl is tied to personal privacy. At night, it is believed that owls are sent as spies on people. Therefore, seeing a dead owl signifies that the person who crossed the line between interest and being a busybody will soon stop.
In highly generalized terms, a dead Owl signals transition. You know it but feel hesitant about the move mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Do not fear this transformation. Be bold! It comes at the best possible time. Turn the book of your life to the next chapter.
With movement in mind, seeing a dead Owl can represent stagnancy. You are in a rut and feel comfortable there, even if you’re unhappy. Look to supportive people to give you a hand up.
Some superstitions say seeing a dead Owl at three a.m. is a warning. Fortify your wards. A spiritual attack lurks in the background. It may alternatively be an omen of troubles at work. Keep your eyes open and try to avoid conflict.
When you encounter a dead Owl, ask yourself about the burdens you carry. Are there things that weigh you down so much you might drown? It’s time to release things that hold you back, like negative memories. When you do, new and meaningful opportunities will head your way. Watch for them.
Owl Facts & Trivia
Much of Owl symbolism comes from their natural behaviors and physical makeup.
- I have my eye on you: Owls don’t have true eyeballs. Rather they have tubes giving them binocular-like vision. This means they can pay attention wholly on their prey’s location. Owl sees the landscape from various perspectives. Spiritually, people have often interpreted this as supernatural astuteness leading to growth. Key Word: Focus
- Shout out: Owls make other noises besides hooting. It may whistle or squeak. A Barn Owl will hiss if there’s a threat. Key Words: Effective communication.
- Making memories: Owls can create a memory map for themselves. This keeps them safe as they hunt by night, not to mention taking advantage of their skills. Key Words: Remembrance.
- Can you hear me? Owls naturally understand the power of being an active listener, noting more than superficial “signals” themselves. In human terms, it correlates to all the languages we encounter, like music or food. Key Words: Paying attention.
- Clean-up call: Owls provide pest control by clearing out rodents. One Barn Owl can eat 3,000 rodents in just four months. Key Words: Environmental mindfulness.
- Shake your feathers. Owls molt one or more times a year. This rids them of old, damaged ones. It can take up to three months to complete the process happening all over their body. Key Word: Renewal.
- One heck of a handshake: The Great Horned Owl’s talons have a force of 300 pounds per square inch. Key Words: Power, strength.
- Come out, come out wherever you are: The Northern Hawk Owl hears its prey even if it’s under 12 inches of snow. In fact, it is one of just a few Owl species capable of hunting this way. Key Word: Perception
- Make something out of nothing. A tribe in Australia believes that Owls created the world. Key Word: Invention
- A real head-turner. Owls rotate their necks up to 270 degrees to look around. Key Word: Observation.
- Well, lookie here. The Northern Hawk Owl can see voles a half mile away, making hunting pretty easy. Key Word: Watchfulness.
- Winging it. The Northern Saw-whet Owl can travel up to 70 miles over open water. Key Word: Endurance.
- On your toes: Owls have two forward-facing toes and two backward-facing toes, helping them walk and stay secure. Key Word: Balance.
- Keepin’ it cool. The ear tufts on some Owl species’ heads have nothing to do with hearing. Instead, the feathers give other Owls hints at the bird’s mood. Key Words: Body language.
- Silent night. The fringes of Owl feathers vary in softness. This acts as a noise buffer when they fly. Key Word: Camouflage.
- Women’s lib. The female Owl is larger than the male and also more aggressive. In some species, the female bears brighter colors. Key Words: Gender equality and identification.
- When opportunity strikes. Owls are not great nest builders. So, they seek out vacant nests abandoned by magpies, woodpeckers, or crows. Once there, they fiercely defend the space as if they fashioned it from scratch. Key Words: Creative problem-solving.
- The beauty of the night. In the dark, Owls see 2.5 times better than humans. This allows them to avoid obstacles during night hunting. Key Words: Natural aptitudes (using them effectively).
- Up and away. Owls can take off vertically without any movement beforehand. It’s a quick and efficient way of protecting themselves with the least amount of fuss. Key Words: Dignity under pressure.
- Leap of faith: Owlets are not born knowing how to fly. It requires learning from observation and practice. The first try out of the nest requires courage. Key Words: Acts of trust.
Organizations that Protect Owls
There are numerous organizations working to protect Owls. Some have specific types of Owls as their main focus, such as the Snowy Owl, Barn Owl, and Burrowing Owl. The organizations listed here take a broad approach to Owl conservation. Their efforts are essential because many Owls are on the endangered (Spotted Owl) or vulnerable species (Snowy Owl) list, primarily due to habitat loss.
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife direct their attention to how climate change and narrowing habitats affect Owls. They work on forest planning and protection for the Spotted Owl, Snowy Owl, Pygmy Owls, and many other species.
The Nature Conservancy
This group works globally (approximately 70 countries) to protect Owls and Owl habitats. Some of their projects include tagging and tracking Snowy Owls in New Jersey and safeguarding Spotted Owl habitat by working on old-growth forest conservation.
Owl research institute
The research done by this institute helps them provide valuable information to conservation groups, keeping them informed about best practices in habitat management. They endeavor to provide financial assistance to Owl conservation and preservation while creating an information network for educational information.
The Owl Trust
The Owl Trust rescues and rehabilitates injured Owls. The end goal is to release them into a healthy habitat. Sometimes rescues are of “pet” Owls who have not been properly maintained and show visible signs of stress. They cannot release these Owls into the wild, so they provide them with a spacious, permanent home. Beyond this, they have international partners taking place in breeding programs for rare Owls with the hope of reintroducing them properly.