There are a lot of different species of owls, and some of them are considered to be apex predators. This status indicates that healthy adults of these species do not have any natural predators to fear in the wild. Certain species, such as the burrowing owl, are susceptible to being consumed by predators such as hawks, badgers, and foxes. These animals are known as carnivores. There are no animals in the wild that prey on adult great horned owls, and there never have been.
Owls may be distinguished from other birds of prey by their elongated faces, large eyes, and prominent facial discs. It is feasible to route sound into the ear chambers of the owl by manipulating the feathers that surround each disc in the owl’s hearing system. The eyes of the owl have developed to the point that they are able to perform well even when there is very little light. The vast majority of owl species are nocturnal and use stealth to ambush their prey, which they then go on to successfully capture. The powerful claws and pointed beak of the owl both contribute to the bird’s ability to catch its prey, which is composed of insects and tiny rodents for the most part.
Cows are female cattle that are over 2.5 years of age or have had at least one calf. Before meeting these requirements, they are called “heifers.” These animals are kept for their milk and meat, but may also be used as work animals. However, their primary purpose is for food. Cows tend to be smaller than working oxen. The most popular breed of dairy cow in the United States is the black and white Holstein.
Oxen are fully-grown, castrated male cattle that are 4 years of age. Before this age, they are called “steers.” The ox is usually from the Box indicus or the Bos taurus genus. Oxen are selected for their size, strength, personality and ability to learn. An ox is usually the same size as a full-grown bull, but is taller and leaner in the chest. The Holstein is also a popular choice for oxen.