This is the largest owl in the Philippines which can only be found on Luzon, Catanduanes, Samar, Leyte, Bohol and Mindanao. It lives in forests and on forest edges, in the lowlands often near rivers and lakes but may also be found in coconut plantations.
This bird is a nocturnal hunter which is capable of silent flights. It feeds on small animals, especially mice and rats, which makes them exceptionally helpful in controlling rodent pests.
The center was the first ever in the world to successfully breed the Philippine Eagle Owl and it was named “Bubo”.