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If Barn Owls weren’t popular before 2003 they definitely rose up the popularity bars after 2003. With evolutionist Kathryn Lasky’s fictional series on them (which quickly rose to a bestseller and was turned into movie in 2010), the interest in the amazing Barn Owls became more widespread.
What in Lasky’s books made the creatures so amazing? The following:
As is well associated with owls, they are nocturnal and their eyes are huge. The design in this is simple: larger pupil, more light can be observed and you can see better. But, the eyes of the Barn Owl, and any owl for that matter, are just plain out huge!
If you were to have eyes the same proportion to body size as the Barn Owl does, then your eyes would be as big as a tennis ball! However, because the eyes are so big, they are stuck in their socket so they cannot move them like we humans can.
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