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Posted on: September 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Pair of Eurasian Eagles Owls Arrive at the Cape May County Zoo

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ -- The Largest Owl in the World has landed in Cape May County.  The Cape May County Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a breeding pair of Eurasian Eagle Owls.

Eurasian Eagle Owls originate from the woodlands, deserts and mountainous regions of Northern Africa, Asia and Europe.  With a wingspan over 6ft they are the largest Owl in the World.  Our pair consists of 4 year old male ‘Quasimodo’ and 12 year old female ‘Esmerelda’.  They came from Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington Illinois.  While they have successfully nested in the past they haven’t yet had a fertile egg.  

Cape May County Commissioner Marie Hayes explained, "We are always excited to get new species at our Zoo and this pair of Eagles Owls is no exception.  Our Veterinarians are well equipped to breed this amazing pair of owls. We hope that they have better luck in breeding at their new home here in Cape May County."

The new pair of Eagle Owls can be found along the  African Savanna Bridge and can be viewed daily, 10:00 am- 4:30 pm.

The Cape May County Zoo is currently open daily from 10 am until 4:30 pm.  The Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk.

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