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Great Grey Owl Arrives Nameless

Great Grey Owl Arrives Nameless at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park in East Sussex has welcomed a new Great Grey Owl to the zoo, but sadly he doesn’t have a name!

The male owl, aged four, travelled from the New Forest Wildlife Park to join female Bonnie, aged eleven, who already resides at the Zoo in Alfriston. Zoo Keepers are keen to give the newbie a name and are looking to the public for inspiration.

Section Leader, Gemma Romanis, said: “The new male is settling in well to his new surroundings and loving the female attention from Bonnie! He has been brought to the zoo with a view to breeding, so we would love a name which is suitable for a father-to-be, but any other suggestions are welcome!”

“Great grey owls usually lay four eggs in a large disused bird’s nest or an old tree. We would love to see the pair fall in love and have a family of their own at the zoo one day.”

Drusillas will be running a competition on Facebook asking people to suggest names for the new arrival. The winning suggestion will receive a family of 4 ticket to the park to come and see the owl as he settles into his new surroundings.

To put forward your suggestions, visit The competition is now open and closes at 3pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Great grey owls are found in North America, northern Europe and northern Asia. They are large owls but they are not very heavy as much of their size is their head, tail and fluffy feathers.

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