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No child should go without an owl pellet at Christmas! It's that time of year again when we roll out the North Pole Bone Sleuth Discovery Kit!

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My son was begging to dissect an owl pellet. These arrived quickly and they were full of bones. The first one had almost 3 complete skeletons in it. Kept my 6 year old engaged and learning for a long time! Definitely worth the small cost. -Jennifer

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With one of the biggest family holidays only days away, we thought it’d be fun to dive into owl families! We’re quickly approaching the time of year where owls will start picking the mates with whom they want to have clutches in springtime. 

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Have you fallen in love with screech owls yet? You'll be sure to by the end of this email! Although Eastern and Western Screech Owls may seem like they'd be the same except for the region they occupy, they actually have several differences. 

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Earlier this week we talked about how owl families are formed. Today, let’s take a closer look at some of the common behaviors we see within barn owl families. 

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The major holiday season starts tomorrow. This year, it looks a lot different. We’re stuck at home, unable to travel to see our loved ones in person in order to protect them and ourselves. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still spend time together. 

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These vegetarian lizards have evolved in order to survive in this world. They live on algae that grows in the raging surf along the coast, sometimes as deep as 33m, or 100 feet below the surface.

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The researcher checking into using barn owls as a natural form of vertebrate pest control, Sara Kross, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis’ Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, conducted her studies in California’s Central Valley.

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Do you think these two look alike? Bears are classified as caniforms, AKA doglike carnivores. But do you know what other animal is considered a caniform, too?

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Great horned owls swallow smaller prey whole and regurgitate a pellet like barn owls do. However, because great horned owls have such a diverse diet of big and small animals, they can break up the bones of the animals they eat. 

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