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Legend of the Guardians Educational Resource

Main characters: Soren, Digger, Eglantine, Gylfie, Twilight, Kludd, Nyra, Metalbeak
Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Read about the main characters from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and facts about their real-life counterparts. Create an Owl Directory using the information given.

Barn Owl - Soren, Kludd, Eglantine, Nyra and all Pure Ones

Soren is the hero of the ‘Legend of the Guardians’. Eglantine is his sister. He and his brother, Kludd are snatched by Nyra, the ‘Evil Queen’ of the Pure Ones – a band of owls whose aim is to turn snatched owlets into soldiers in order to gain control over all the world’s owl kingdoms.

Barn Owl Essentials:

  • Barn owls have exceptionally good hearing and don’t require sight to hunt
  • Barn owls don’t ‘hoot’ like other species of owls such as barred or great horned owls, but at night they call in eerie screams or hissing sounds
  • Barn owls don’t build nests as such; they just choose an area that is safe and dry such as a tree hollow, rock crevice or purpose built manmade nesting box and they get their name because they also often nest in barns
  • After about 10 weeks baby barn owls can fly but they rely on their parents for a few more weeks before they can hunt entirely for themselves