Stella is a great horned owl, a species considered to be one of the largest and most powerful in North America. She is a voracious and efficient predator; she can grip her prey with up to 28 lbs of force. In the wild she would hunt rodents, rabbits, and snakes.

Stella was born in 2010 in Utah. She arrived at Elmwood Park Zoo in August 2011 and has since served as an Education Ambassador, helping to teach people of all ages about wildlife conservation.

"Give a Hoot; Don't Pollute"
Birthdate: 01/01/2010
Height: 2 ft
Weight: 3 lbs
Wingspan: 5 ft
Stella is the official live mascot of Temple University Athletics.
Woodsy the Owl has been America's original and official environmental icon for over 25 years. Since his creation in 1971, Woodsy has been instrumental in helping teachers and parents inspire children to care actively for the environment. Woodsy the Owl is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Forest Service.

Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy is a whimsical mentor to children. His new message, "Lend a hand, care for the land!" is positive, easily understood, and generates an interest in the stewardship of natural resources. As he flies across the land, Woodsy invites children to see the world around them and explore new surroundings. Woodsy builds on his original message of, "Give a hoot; don't pollute!" by inviting children to renew, reuse, and recycle.

See Stella on the sidelines of all Temple Football home games this season!


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