‘Hoo’ are you? Owl rescued from branches of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in cute holiday surprise

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Rockefeller the owl

The owl, now named “Rockefeller,” was rescued from the branches of this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Nov. 16, 2020 (Ravensbeard Wildlife Center).

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — A worker that helped put up the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree found a special gift inside its branches this year.

Wildlife rehabilitation experts said they received a call Monday about an owl that the the employee rescued from the branches of the tree and tucked away in a box, looking to transport it safely to their center.

A Secret in the Rockefeller Center Christmas TreeRavensbeard is excited to share a rare Holiday story with you. …

Posted by Ravensbeard Wildlife Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The saw-whet owl was taken to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center where he’s being tended to and is said to be in good condition.

Once he gets a clean bill of health, he’ll be released back into the wild.

In the meantime, he’s getting plenty of fluids, and mice, and even has a new name that fits just right: Rockefeller.

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