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- The Great Gray Owl is the largest owl in the world. It is 33 inches (82.5 cm) long.

- The smallest owl in the world is the Elf Owl. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) long.

- Large owls live longer than small owls.

- The owl is able to turn its head through a range of 270 degrees.

- The word owl comes from the Old English word "ule," which means "to howl".

- In ancient Greek mythology the owl was the preferred bird of Athena.

- A group of owls is called a parliament.

- A baby owl is called an owlet.

- The owl is a symbol for wisdom and knowledge.