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Eurasian eagle owl on FOX19 Morning News

Eurasian eagle owl. Provided by the CIncinnati Zoo &  Botanical Garden Eurasian eagle owl. Provided by the CIncinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is bringing Caspian, a 3-year-old Eurasian eagle owl to the FOX19 Morning News on Friday.

Here's some brief information about the owl courtesy of the zoo:

Diet in the wild: Eagle owls will eat almost anything the moves - from beetles to birds, even roe deer fawns. The major part of their diet consists of mammals (preferring rabbits). Tawny owls, long-eared owls, goshawks, peregrine falcons, rough-legged buzzards, gyrfalcoms, ravens and several other birds of prey have been recorded as prey. Farmyard cats have even been reported falling prey to these owls.

Diet at the zoo: chicks, rats, mice

Habitat and range: Eastern and southern Europe, northern Asia in rocky areas, woodlands, grasslands and even deserts entirely devoid of trees

Life span: Up to 20 years in the wild, up to 60 years in captivity

Perils in the wild: On rare occasions has been killed by a golden eagle or white-tailed eagle but it is far more common for the eagle owl to kill other birds of prey including owls.

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