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by Chris Anderson on September 21, 2020

Do you know someone that loves snowy owls? Maybe they’re a Harry Potter fan, or have seen them at the zoo, or in a TV show or movie. 

Have they gotten the chance to dive in and learn more about them? 

If they haven’t, you’re in the right place. Pull up a chair for your snowy owl lover and share this email. 

In Harry Potter, there isn’t much information presented about Harry’s owl, other than her magical ability to carry letters for him to pretty much anywhere. 

So let’s dive into what snowy owls are actually like. 

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Male snowy owls are completely white, while females have the darker spotting on their bodies. They tend to hunt for food by day, and wait on a perch before descending to catch their prey. Their favorite is lemmings, but they will take down rabbits, voles, squirrels, song birds, and even geese. 

They’re the heaviest owls in North America, weighing between 3.5 to 6.5 pounds (compared to barn owls that weigh between 0.5 to 1.5 pounds) and have an expected lifespan of about 10 years. They’re also very territorial and will even go up against wolves to defend their area. 


Where do they live? 

They spent their summers in the Arctic, but will venture down to Southern Canada and the Northern U.S. during the winters. They inhabit mostly flat, open lands covered in snow where they can blend in. These guys definitely love the cold – they can survive in temperatures as low as 40 below zero. 


Do they face any threats?  

While Snowy Owls tend to live in remote areas away from human activity, that doesn’t mean they don’t face threats. They are considered of “least concern” currently, but the impacts of climate change have the potential to destroy the habitats they thrive in right now. 


So it’s important to keep an eye on how they’re doing and protect them from any impact we can.

Want to dive deeper and decorate your space with something cool? Grab our snowy owl poster for yourself or as a gift! 

Our poster is 18” by 24” and is full of information about their chicks, their predators, and shows a map of the territory they occupy. 

It’s a perfect gift for your students and your teachers. It’s a great way to learn more and express their love of snowy owls. There’s no doubt it’ll bring an excited smile to their face. 


Grab yours here!