VIDEO: orphaned boobook owl rescued, taken to wildlife hospital

By AG Staff 27 November 2017
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The young boobook owl was rescued from a children’s playground.

AN ADORABLE five-week-old boobook owl (Ninox boobook), discovered orphaned at a children’s playground in Killara, Sydney, has been rescued and taken to the Taronga Wildlife Hospital.

The boobook owl, now affectionately known as ‘Betty’, didn’t sustain any injuries however, the owl should still be living in a hollow and being fed by her parents. 

“Its early days but she’s making good progress. Hand raising her will be complex as she is very young, but we plan to get her back to the wild,” said Taronga Wildlife Hospital Manager Libby Hall.

In a statement, officials from the Taronga Wildlife Hospital explained that Betty would remain at the hospital for the next few months before she is released into the wild, as she’s currently too young to fend for herself.  

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