Unique and distinguishable, the Burrowing Owl is incredibly captured in this realistic design. Its characteristic big, bright eyes, flattened face and featherless long legs give this "species of special concern" in the United States its individuality. It is also endangered in Canada and threatened in Mexico. Movable head and wings. Measures 8? long x 10? wide x 11? high. (Folkmanis 2578)
Recommended for 3 years and up.
Made in China.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Burrowing owls are found in open grassland or desert habitat, from the Canadian prairies down through much of South America. Burrowing owls hunt during the day when they can be seen running around on their long legs like roadrunners. Even though they are called burrowing owls, they usually move into a burrow that has been abandoned by a rodent. Burrowing owls are endangered in Canada and of special concern in the western U.S. and Florida. They are threatened by poisons used for crops and by habitat destruction.