Baby owls born at Queens Zoo

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A trio of baby birds were recently born at the Queens Zoo.

A trio of baby birds were recently born at the Queens Zoo. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

FLUSHING, Queens — A trio of baby owls recently emerged from their burrow at the Queens Zoo and they are a hoot.

The owlets were born in late May or early June, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The three baby birds were fed by their parents in the burrow for several weeks before venturing out into the public.

There are nine burrowing owls at the zoo in an exhibit opened last year, zoo officials said. Unlike most of their feathered brethren, burrowing owls come out during the day.

They tend to stay out of the midday heat, but the owls can be seen out and about in the early morning and in the evening.

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