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Interesting Nature Facts #27 – Owls

by | Jul 28, 2018

Owls don’t have eyeballs. Rather, they’re more like eye tubes. They’re elongated and held in place by “sclerotic rings,” a bony structure in the skull. Because of this, owls can’t really move or roll their eyes. That’s why they have heightened mobility in their necks, and have extraordinary night vision and far-sightedness. There are over 130 species of owls in the world!

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