Two protected Asian barred owlets rescued in NW China

On June 23, 2020, two Asian barred owlet chicks were rescued by the staff of the Yuquanguan scenic spot located in Tianshui City of northwest China's Gansu Province.

The chicks were found in the hallway without the adult bird around. Staff of the scenic spot found that the chicks were not able to fly as they are still too young, so they prepared food and water for the birds and called the forestry department for help. The forestry department soon brought staff from local wildlife rescuing center, and the two chicks were sent to the center later.

According to the forestry department, these birds are the Asian barred owlets. The species is under second-class state protection in China. The chicks will be care until they can be released into the wild when they are able to fly.

(Cover image via VCG)

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