Snappy is our male Great-Horned Owl. He arrived at AWCC in 1999, from Anchorage, after suffering a gunshot wound. He is a partial wing amputee, and will have a permanent home at AWCC.
Did you know? Despite popular belief, owls cannot turn their heads all of the way around. They can, however, turn their heads about three-quarters of the way around in either direction. This is possible because their eyes are conical, so large that they cannot be moved within their sockets. This head motion, therefore, allows them to accurately detect sound and movement.