month, museum visitors choose the exhibit they like best. What
prevailed in December was the snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus). Of course, many
already know it from the Harry Potter movies as it was one the closest friends of
the main protagonist!
snowy owl is a beautiful bird of the Arctic tundra and the official bird of the
Canadian province of Quebec. Its color, as its name suggests, is white, however
female snow owls and chicks usually have some dark lines! You will find them
mainly in the Arctic, but in winter they migrate further south, in order to find
their prey easier! They mainly eat small mammals and birds.
racial dimorphism that characterizes them, makes the female bigger than the
male. In any case, their body length does not exceed 70 cm. Also, their weight
varies depending on age, with a maximum limit of 3 kg, while the wingspan is
between 120 and 150 cm.
plumage that covers their extremities, helps them not to sink in the snow and
protects them from the cold!
for the Oglala Lakota Indians, white owls are sacred animals. They represent
the north and the north wind, so they admire and respect them. In fact, the
warriors of the tribe, wore white owl wings on their heads, as a sign of their