WHOOOOOO are you looking at? That’s OWL you can say?
The Owl represents knowledge, wisdom, and philosophy. It is a symbol of law and attorneys, and of graduations.
Its big eyes can “see everything.”
- You’re a hoot.
- Owl always love you.
- I love HOO you are.
- You’re a Night owl.
- Love with OWL your heart.
- What a Hoot!
Owls’ huge eyes give them a look of wisdom. Their eyes weigh up to 5% of their bodyweight. That’s like us humans having eyes as big as baseballs.
Their eyes are not true “eyeballs.” They are tube-shaped and completely immobile, providing binocular vision which fully focuses on their prey and boosts depth perception. This binocular vision means they see objects with both eyes at the same time, like humans do. So like us, they can see in three dimensions: height, width and depth. They are insanely good hunters!
Their necks have twice as many vertebrae as ours, so they can rotate their necks 270°, providing 360° degree vision.
They have three eyelids, one for blinking, one for sleeping, and a diagonal one that cleans like a windshield wiper. Their corneas and pupils are extra-large, and heaps of rod cells give them exceptional night vision. But they have fewer cone cells, so they see very little color. Owls can’t roll their tubular eyes like we roll our spherical eyes. They can only look straight ahead!
They are are generally solitary, but when seen together the group is called a “parliament” because of their wise disposition.
Baby owls are called owlet’s, and they look like cotton balls that grew a face.
Also see our Snowy Owl popup card.