4 snowy owls find new home at Conn. zoo

Four snowy owls, similar to this one seen at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, find a new home at The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

May 7, 2011 5:06:28 PM PDT
A quartet of snowy owls, a species recognizable from "Harry Potter" films, has found a new home at Connecticut's only zoo.

The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport recently put two of its four new snowy owls on exhibit, and plan to show the others at a later date.

The four birds are siblings born last July in a German zoo and delivered last month to Beardsley, where they were quarantined for 30 days to ensure their health.

The owls weigh about four to five pounds each and stand about two feet tall. Their average life span is about 10 years in the wild, but they can live more than 25 years in captivity.

Beardsley Zoo officials hope to eventually find unrelated snowy owls with which their owls can mate.

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