Stella, a great horned owl, began her career as Temple’s live mascot in 2013. During home games, Stella can be found cheering on the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field alongside Temple’s official mascot, Hooter.
Though she’s small—just 2 feet tall and only 3 pounds—Stella is a mighty predator, with an impressive 60-inch wingspan and talons capable of crushing prey with 28 pounds of force per square inch. She currently resides in the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she also is a wildlife conservation teacher.
Stella originally hails from Washington state. Her favorite foods include rodents, rabbits and snakes. When she’s not at a game or teaching at the zoo, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Sherlock, also a great horned owl. Stella is in the possession of the Elmwood Park Zoo by the authority of U.S. Fish and Wildlife.