Eagle owls were native to the UK hundreds of years ago but were hunted to extinction. There are hopes for the eagle owl to come back to the UK. Like other owls it is largely nocturnal and lives in high mountains. It is one of the very largest owl species, with a wing span of up to two metres! It has tawny brown feathers and distinctive ear tufts and orange eyes. It can tackle animals as large as young deer, but its main prey is small mammals. Wildwood has three eagle owls, two in a flight enclosure by the beavers and a third near the play area. Look high in the rafters for these majestic birds.