The life expectancy for owls ranges from 9 to 10 years when they live in nature and the majority of them endure for longer than twenty years when they are in captivity. Though some species are reported to live up to 25 years old, this would generally depend on the kind of owl and the habitat.
The majority of owls have longer lives than those of smaller ones. Owls require three things including food, a safe spot to rest, and a safe place to build a nest. Owls reside where their fundamental requirements are fulfilled.
Oldest Owl Know
The Great Horned owls have lived for up to 28 years. Great Horned Owls can be considered to be one of the longest-living owls due to their absence of predators in nature and their simple habitat adaptation. The Snowy Owl also has long natural lifespans, however due to their less extensive area of habitat and habitat They may not last longer than the Great Horned.
Great Horned Owl
The record holder of the longest-living Owl on the planet North America is a Great Horned Owl who was alive for 29 years and although it’s unlikely for many owls to achieve this feat (since that 20 years of age is considered to be the typical longest lifespan for Owls) It is likely for owls beyond 20 years if they are in the right conditions.
Owl Species Life Chart
|Species||In Wild||In Captivity||Old Record|
|Burrowing Owl||10 years||9 years||9 years and 11 months|
|Snowy Owl||28 years||10+ years||23 years and 10 months|
|Western Screech Owl||19 years||1-8 years||13 years|
|Great Gray Owl||27 years||13 years||18 years and 9 months|
|Long-eared Owl||10+ years||12 years||12 years and 1 month|
|Northern Saw-whet Owl||16 years||7 years||9 years and 5 months|
|Northern Pygmy-Owl||None Indicated||3 years||3 years and 11 months|
|Flammulated Owl||None Indicated||7 years||7 years and 1 month old|