Snow Owl "Wanda"

Product 19 of 54
Item #: Kö-F4700
Manufacturer Kösen, size 27 cm (~ 10.75"), white
Awarded with grade "spiel gut" (means "play well").
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The snow owl (Bubo scandiacus) nests only in arctic regions. The white feathers are a perfect camouflage in this snowy environment. It is bigger and heavier than her southern relatives and very well fit for the life in low temperatures. Still it tends to hunt during day because during night it is too cold.

There are about 200 different species which are located on every continent except for the Arctic. Even though their ears are not visible their hearing is excellent. The heart shaped facial disc acts as an funnel for sounds, amplifies them and leads them directly to the ears, that are hidden underneath. Thus owls are able to hear and locate their favourite prey – the mouse – even under thick snow. Their eyes too are perfectly adapted to their nocturnal life. They are fixed into their sockets and thus they cannot be moved. This the owl makes up for with her rotatable head, which she can move for up to 270°. In order to not cause any sounds when flying evolution bestowed owls with special feathers. Those are are soft on the surface and comblike on the rims. These swirl the air that way that no sound is being created. Hence the owl is not disturbed by its own flying sounds and prey cannot hear it coming and is easily surprised. Just like any human which the owl passes suddenly, floating noiselessly like a ghost.

Just like its living relatives our plush snow owl does have a swivvel-head. Hence it can gain itself a great overview and will do so quickly and quietly in its new home. But of course some sounds of joy can be heard inbetween as well.

Size: 27 cm (~ 10.75")
Colour: White
Filling: Special polyester fibres
Manufacturer: Kösener Spielzeug Manufaktur
Character: Swivvel-head

The proceeds of this sale will be donated to a children's charity organisation.

Awarded with grade "spiel gut" (means "play well").

The last photo shows the large Snow Owl left hand of th little one "Flocke (Kö-F4710).


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