by , 11/12/07

Owliness, Owls, Baby Owls, Orphaned Baby Owls Find Cuddly New Toy Mom,

Orphaned owls find new cuddly-toy mum!

An adorable group of orphaned baby owls have been adopted by a silly-looking toy owl, after they were found on the brink of death in the wild. The tiny tawny owl chicks burrow in under the fluffy toy’s wings to keep warm after they were separated from their own mothers. The chicks, all aged between just four and eight weeks, faced certain death as they fended for themselves alone in the wild but are now recovering in an animal hospital.

This dose of owly cuteness provided by The Daily Mail

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  1. Wol June 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    This is so lovely… I do very much hope that after this period as a “mom” this cuddly foster parent will go on with her own life… she should get a web page — they eve have blogs for stuffed pets now webpage
    A wise wol

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  4. jennie November 16, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    my child,s former babysitter sent us this article. My child is wild about owls and was thrilled to see that these sweet baby owls are o.k.what a nice story. Thanks,jen

  5. shel November 15, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……poor lil babieeeessssss…i hope dey lookin after em well..

  6. clara November 15, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    so cute.

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  10. Bubba November 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    they look so…… damn tasty !!!

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  12. Dave Nofmeister November 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    I can’t believe some of these comments.

    The mother owl died, and left the babies orphans.

    The babies were found, and now have a keeper to make sure they are fed and cared for.

    The keeper placed a toy “mom” owl, to keep the babies company, and to raise them in the most “natural” enviornment that is possible, since a real owl would never take the responsibility of being their mom in the wilderness.

    BTW, the picture is quite cute.

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  14. ORLY November 13, 2007 at 3:38 am

    what was a stuffed owl toy doing out in the wilderness? This is really sad..especially since the mother probably went crazy looking for them

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  16. Amir A November 13, 2007 at 2:58 am

    this isn’t cute; it’s fucking sad. who will raise them?

  17. Mario November 13, 2007 at 2:57 am

    Give a HOOT don’t polute!!!

    Help keep America, looking good!

    _Woodsy the owl!

  18. Jay November 13, 2007 at 2:20 am

    i didnt realize the mom was a toy until i actually read the article. lol

  19. goji berry November 13, 2007 at 2:17 am

    which one is the fake?

  20. KT November 13, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Again this proves what Bowlby’s attachment studies of years ago found, that animals will seek a warm, cuddly parent even if this one isn’t real. In the Bowlby study, infant monkeys clung to the warm cloth covered wire monkey figure even tho the wire figure without cloth cover had milk. Little animals like little chidren desperately seek the warmth of kind attention and nurturing. As for these little owls, bless the person who found this toy owl to give the little orphans some comfort.

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  22. Kat November 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    is that habby, second from right? no, he’s a horned owl, isn’t he. so sad these little babies have to snuggle up to something inanimate.

  23. j November 12, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    kinda looks like Habby 😉

  24. Ryan November 12, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Normally I would say ” Whatever…..” , then through my hands in the air- metal- and blare out ” Danzig!”, but this photo made me gushy and well up with tears like a baby seal.

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  26. Donna November 12, 2007 at 8:20 am

    I love this article. I thought they were stuffed toys. I wanted to them for my Grandson. He loves birds.

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