Owls have actually been popular considering that ancient times. They show up in Egyptian hieroglyphs and the 30,000-year-old cave paintings. Falconers have utilized owls since the Middle Ages, although not as commonly as other birds.
Today, we still love owls. Though it’s illegal to keep them as family pets in the United States, they’re intelligent and sociable. (The majority of the time, anyway– owls can assault human beings when feeling threatened.) In Japan, there are even owl cafés, where you can socialize with owls while drinking tea.