This is a stunning large white owl with black markings and yellow eyes and is designed for a cold environment with fully feathered feet and feathered nasal area to keep it warm in the cold Arctic conditions.
The female is larger and more heavily marked than the male which gives her good camouflage when she lays her eggs in melting snow on ledges.
They feed on lemming, hares and birds up to duck size.
Breeding is dependent on the food supply so in a “good lemming year” they have more young.
Snowy Owls can live up to 35 years and have very feathered feet for an owl as this keeps their feet warmer whilst walking in the snow!
Snowies a definite favourite in the park.
RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major) came with his name in 1989.
Baffin and Peter are males and Chilli is female.