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Megascops asio

Owls cannot turn their heads all the way around (360 degrees); however, they can turn their heads 270 degrees.  Humans can only turn their heads 180 degrees.  Owls are able to turn their heads further than humans because they have 14 vertebrae (bones) in their neck while humans only have seven.  Owls need to be able to turn their heads this far because their eyes are fixed in the socket, which means they cannot move their eyes at all!

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

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