Collared scops owl chicks rescued in SW China

Recently, nine collared scops owl chicks in Puer City of southwest China's Yunnan Province were rescued as they seemed to be lost.

They were found by a villager by a road and sent to the forestry agency. They are currently being taken care of in an animal shelter.

The staff indicated that the collared scops owl is under second-class state protection in China. Every year from March to June, the owl will begin to breed in tree holes. Sometimes the hatched chicks will fall out of the holes and are sent to the shelters by locals. These chicks will fly back into the wild when they grow up.

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