Scientific name: Nyctea / Bubo scandiacus
Height: Male 55-64 cm. Female 60-70 cm.
Weight: Male 1,5-2 kg. Female 1,9-2,4 kg.
Wing span: Male 125-150 cm. Female 142-166 cm.
Food Source: Lemmings and mice, but it can also hunt hares, ermine, fox puppies, birds, and fish. The Snowy owl eats approximately 10 lemmings every day.
Life expectancy: 10 years in the wild. In captivity there are examples of owls reaching 35 years.
Distribution: Tundra and moor on the Northern hemisphere.
Status: The snowy owl is rare, but has a large distribution and it is not endangered. Widespread all over the Arctic regions, as long as there are lemmings. It has been spotted near Skagen on a few rare occasions, usually in connection with food shortage in the Arctic regions.