When it comes to predators, many of us are both fascinated and fearful of them. Owls, due to their nocturnal nature, have proven elusive to many of us and therefore have been the subject of many superstitions.
So why do we love studying owls so much? What do we learn from them?
Barn owls in particular are great to study because they live on every continent except for Antarctica and tend to have a similar diet worldwide. This gives us information about their prey across different parts of the world and can highlight any environmental issues that need to be focused on.
Owls have also been studied to look into the mechanisms of stereo vision, which is the ability to perceive depth and 3D objects, and to understand attention disorders and why we get distracted.
Take five minutes to read our article on why we study owls with your family today to discover all the cool things we learn from owls!