New Owls Arrive at Cape May County Zoo

New Owls Arrive at Cape May County Zoo

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Eurasian Eagle Owls are the largest owl in the world. (Photo courtesy of Cape May County Zoo)

The Cape May County Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a breeding pair of Eurasian Eagle Owls.

Eurasian Eagle Owls originate from the woodlands, desert and mountainous regions of Northern Africa, Asia and Europe.

With a wingspan over 6 feet, they are the largest owl in the world. The Cape May County Zoo’s new pair consists of 4-year-old male Quasimodo and 12-year-old female Esmerelda.

They came from Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois. While they have successfully nested in the past, they haven’t yet had a fertile egg.

“We are always excited to get new species at our zoo and this pair of Eagles Owls is no exception. Our veterinarians are well equipped to breed this amazing pair of owls,” Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes said. “We hope that they have better luck in breeding at their new home here in Cape May County.”

The new pair of Eagle Owls can be found along the African Savanna Bridge and can be viewed daily, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Cape May County Zoo is currently open daily from 10 am until 4:30 pm. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk.