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Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree”

The Saw-wheat owl was found in the branches of the tree by the staff as it was delivered to the Big Apple this week, and he's now recuperating from his big trip at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center.

Rockefeller was taken to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, where a team of wildlife rehabilitators is giving the owl fluids and "all the mice he will eat".

While the Christmas tree that will grace Rockefeller Center in NY has been called a "metaphor for 2020", a tiny creature inside is being dubbed a "Christmas miracle".

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The little bird, now named what else but Rockefeller, was discovered on Monday, dehydrated and hungry, but otherwise unharmed, said Ellen Kalish, director and founder of the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York, where the bird was taken.

"All baby owls are born in the spring, so the idea that there was a baby owl in November didn't make sense", the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. "Once he checks in with the vet and gets a clean bill of health, he'll be released to continue on his wild and wonderful journey".

Rockefeller, the bird's new name, will be released back into the wild once he is fully recovered. The tree, which this year is 75 feet high, arrived on Saturday and will be decorated over the coming days and weeks.



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