Did you know owls are sometimes a symbol of learning? Libraries and bookstores sometimes use pictures of owls to represent reading or wisdom. Maybe this is because owls can see in the dark, detecting things that others can’t see. They are silent, quick and keep to themselves. They sometimes have a watchful, thoughtful look.
Owls can’t really read, but they are smart. They hunt for mice, lizards and other small animals at night. Owls have soft feathers to keep them warm. You might miss their soft hooting noise if you’re not listening carefully.
Fun Facts about Owls for Kids
- Barn owls mate for life. They cuddle with their mate and babies. When one mate dies, the other one becomes depressed and might even die too.
- Owls can’t move their eyes. They must turn their heads to see.
- Over 200 types of owls live on the earth.
- Owls can turn their heads almost completely around.
- Owls spit up pellets that contain the bones and fur of their prey.
- Symbol: stands for something
- Wisdom: intelligence, good sense
- Silent: completely quiet
- Watchful: watching, thinking
- Depressed: sad, without hope
- Pellet: small bundle
Learn More All ABout Owls
Have a look at this cool video about owls:
A experimental video of how an owl catches its prey in slow motion
Question: Do owls build nests?
Answer: Most owls don’t build nests, but lay their eggs in the crook of a tree or hole.
Question: Do owls communicate with each other?
Answer: Owls communicate through calls and hoots. They can also make facial expressions.