Baby Owls Cuddle Up To Toy Mother
A group of orphaned baby Tawny owls at the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park are being taken under the wing of a new mother - which happens to be a cuddly toy.
The toy has already been used as a surrogate mother for two other owls who have since been moved on to an outside pen.
John Crooks, manager of the park at Longdown, said he did not think it was unusual to use a toy as a surrogate.
"It's a standard thing really. The baby owls are like most young animals and like to cuddle against something soft and warm. Link