With a body length of 60 to 75 cm and a wingspan of up to 170 cm, the Eurasian eagle owl is the largest owl in the world. It is also referred to as “king of the night skies”. After being hunted and almost exterminated by humans, the population of the Eurasian eagle owl has started rising again since the middle of the 20th century. Nevertheless, according to experts, it is not secured yet. Destroyed habitats and disturbances at the breeding sites, for instance by climbers, as well as dangers from power poles still threaten the population of the Eurasian eagle owl today.