Pennsylvania's ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park got a special treat when three GORGEOUS burrowing owlets hatched at the end of May.
The eggs came from the National Zoo in D.C. and ZooAmerica staffers hand-reared the darling babes.
The zoo hopes to introduce two of the owls to the Southwest while one stays behind to become a part of the zoo's education programs.
Burrowing owls live in nests on the ground and they are active during the day, making unique within the owl family.
Welcome to the world, you three cuties!
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So sad to think that so many living things have endured such mistreatment and neglect all at the expense of a fad!
Due to the success of the Harry Potter book series and subsequent film adaptations, many sought out their own pet owls just like the young wizard had, but now that the final movie has been released, hundreds of the birds - which can live up to 20 years - have been abandoned all over England!
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Two burrowing owlets having fun with their new HUMAN caretaker!
Linford and Christie were born six weeks ago in Andover, England and they are being hand reared to become a part of Longleat Safari and Adventure Park's Birds of Prey exhibit.
These owls are TOO cute!
Burrowing owls are active during the day and get their names for
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What lovely owls.
With those big eye and big eyelids, they look like stuffed animals or animatronics.
But they're REAL!!!
Check out the above video to see a whole lotta super cute owls.
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In India ,this may be partly true.
Children inspired by the popular books and movies of the wizarding world of have been asking their parents for and trapping owls to copy Harry Potter and his friends.
In the story, Harry keeps a white owl named Hedwig. Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said that "there seems to be a strange fascination even among the urban middle classes for presenting their children with owls."
These concerns came after a report by a wildlife group which showed a sharp decline in India's owl population.
Harry Potter may be part of the problem, however it is not the only reason for this decrease.
Owls have been trapped and traded due to a festival called Diwali, in which owls are said to have magical powers and are used in ceremonial sacrifices.
Members of wildlife are trying to convince kids that want to be like Harry to go bird watching instead of trapping the animals.
We sure hope this gets solved, we don't want the owl population to disappear!
[Image via AP Images.]
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No, not Katy! She was busy getting busy with RiRi in Sin City!
Russell Brand showed up at the pre-party for the premiere of Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole yesterday and got up close & personal with this feathered lil' friend!
Gorgeous bird! You could have done something a little better with your hair, Russell. Just because you beat a few of them up, doesn't mean the photogs are going to stop taking pictures of you.
[Image via Getty Images.]
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