The snowy owl is a protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, so a person cannot legally purchase or own one in the United States. However, in some instances, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may allow a li... More »

Snowy owls can normally be found in Canada, Russia, the northern parts of the United States, Greenland, Iceland, northern China, the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries. They breed in the Arctic circle and trav... More » Pets & Animals Birds Owls

Animals that eat and prey on owls include foxes, cats, eagles and hawks. Even some larger owl species such as the great horned owl and the snowy owl occasionally prey on other owls. More » Pets & Animals Birds Owls

Two predators of the snowy owl are falcons and foxes, but the greatest danger is humans who may hunt the snowy owl for trophies or food, according to the University of Michigan's zoology department. Other threats to snow... More » Pets & Animals Birds Owls

It is illegal to purchase or sell an owl in the United States. In countries where it is legal, owning an owl is a challenge that requires a great deal of research and commitment. Most sources, such as International Owl C... More »

The largest owl in the world in terms of weight is the Blakiston's fish owl, a rare species found in Asia. The great gray owl is the longest owl. It weighs less than the Blakiston's fish owl. More »

The number of eggs that a female owl lays depends on the species of the owl. Barn owls lay five to six eggs, while screech owls lay three to five. More »