Breed: Burrowing Owl
Scientific Name: Athene Cunicularia
Hoggle came with his friends Didymus and The Worm and although they are different species, they are inseparable. Hoggle, like all burrowing owls, is a comedian and you can watch him for hours! He is not the cleanest of owls, especially when it comes to his feet! But he has the most beautiful eye lashes and one little flutter of them will melt your heart!
The Burrowing Owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Burrowing owls are considered endangered in Canada and threatened in Mexico. They are also considered endangered, threatened or of special concern in nine U.S. states. Unlike other owls, burrowing owls are not strictly nocturnal, being as active during the day as they are at night.