St. Louis Zoo was lucky enough to become the proud host of a fluffy little Tawny Frogmouth chick back on November 2nd.
The zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this species, so it was very important this little birdie was well taken care of.
The zoo keepers made sure to help out the lil chick's parents, saying:
"Our goal is to always have the parents rear their own birds, but this pair is a pair of first-time parents and often times the learning curve is pretty steep, so we try to help out the parents if we can."
So they did what they could to make sure the little baby went from ugly duckling to cute fluffy young bird!
The transformation is pretty drastic and kinda way amazing!
Wanna see the bird go from gross to fluff??
Then check out the video AFTER THE JUMP!!
Tags: bird, birds, cuteness, fluffy, learning, pretty, species, transformation, ugly, young, zoo