As we have seen with the success of the orphaned owlets “Nancy & Greg” at the Buddy and Fluffy box here in Escondido, San Diego county, more and more rehab faculties are fostering out owlets (that have fallen out of their nest or had their nest destroyed) to other nest that have the same age owlets.“As long as they are compatible with the age of their existing chicks barn owl parents will just accept foster chicks as their own.” The use of surrogate parents is quite common these days and has been a very successful operation when raising young orphans within wildlife facilities and now with owls in the wild.
There are many hunting and flying skills that owlets need to learn to live successfully in the wild. As thorough as any wildlife expert can be in preparing raptors for release, there is simply no substitute for the real thing.
If this real life barn owl adoption fairy tale touches you in any way, please consider making a donation to the Wildlife nonprofit in your city. They truly are Wildlife angels !
Read the story on the UK owlets news article:
Read the story on Nancy & Greg owlets at the Buddy & Fluffy site: