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Great grey owl - Strix nebulosa

Belgium.

 

 

Planckendael is a branch of the Antwerp Zoo, the 3rd largest zoo in Europe in terms of number of species.

 

Established in 1956 as a refuge for sick and injured animals from Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael later developed as an animal park of its own right, almost as good as the Antwerp Zoo.

 

Planckendael now has hundreds of animal species from all five continents, including Asian

lions, snow leopards, cheetahs, Indian rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, Bonobo apes, kangaroos, koalas and red pandas. The park extends on 42 hectares (104 acres).

www.eupedia.com/belgium/planckendael_zoo.shtml

 

The great grey owl or great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species in the Strix genus found in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_grey_owl

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Taken on August 7, 2015