Scientists discover how owls rotate their heads without cutting off blood supply


It always appeared to fly in the face of logic.

But now, the biological secrets that allow owls to rotate their heads without cutting off their blood supply have finally been unravelled.

Scientists discovered four major adaptations in owls designed to prevent injury when the animals rotate their overly large heads by up to 270 degrees.

The study found that the birds’ unique bone structures and vascular systems let them move with increased flexibility.

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