March 23, 2012

Orphaned Baby Owls Linford and Christie

These orphaned baby burrowing owls, named Linford and Christie after the former British Olympic athlete, were abandoned by their mother and are now being cared for 24 hours a day. That means they get to come home with their keeper, Jimmy Robinson of the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England. Once the owls are fully-grown, they'll join the "Hunters of the Sky" exhibit at the park.

They love to find tiny spaces to hide in, as it's their natural instinct to do so. I wish I had adorable little owls burrowing in my bookshelves!

They see Jimmy as their mother, and follow him around. Here they are perched on his knees as he reads. I'm a bit jealous. Okay, I'm really jealous.

They also love teacups and sugar bowls, like any good British inhabitant should.

Read more about Linford and Christie in the Daily Mail here!

(All images from the Daily Mail Online.)

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