Barn Owl – Neptune

Name: Neptune – Male

Species: Barn Owl

Liberty Arrival: 2023 / Juvenile

Injury/Condition: Imprinted

It is unknown how long the rescuer who brought Neptune in had kept him. With no physical injury, it quickly became clear he had no fear of humans and showed little concern for being around them. As an imprint, Neptune cannot be released back to the wild.

Barn Owl Facts

Description: The barn owl is one of the most widespread of all owls and can be found on every continent except Antarctica.

Life span: The limited research indicates a short life span in the wild between 1 and 2 years while other studies indicate as much as 12 years. In captivity, they may live to 20 years or more.

Prey: Nocturnal hunters, barn owls prefer small mammals such as mice, voles, shrews, and small rats.

Babies: Nests are made in existing cavities in trees, cliffs, barn lofts, and nest boxes.  Normally, they will lay 5 to 7 eggs that are incubated for 29 to 34 days.  The young fledge from 56 to 70 days.