In Kalimdor, owlbears are lumbering, misshapen creatures, beloved by the night elf druids and treants alike. They are benevolent by nature, but fearsome when roused or angered. Though they stay away from populated areas, they are often found in the serene glades of Mount Hyjal.
Not known for talking but nothing that shows that they cannot be tought or that they cannot learn this ability. Owlbears are an intelligent race with their other "kin" believed to be able to think further than a common beast and more indepth.