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This Adorable Owl Family Has Two Mums And a Dad, a First For The Species


An adorable family of great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) has become an internet sensation after they were discovered nesting on the window of an office building in Reno, Nevada.

“I heard this racket outside my window,” recalled Jim Thomas, a hydrologist at the Desert Research Institute.

Looking out onto the window ledge, Thomas saw a pair of great horned owls fighting off some ravens for the prime territory.

Soon enough, the male and female owl couple became famous around the office. But then, something odd happened: another female owl showed up.

The office watched in fascination as the two female owls began to lay eggs along the rocky window ledge.

While the females were nesting, the male owl would bring back tasty treats from his hunting expeditions, like mice and an old rabbit.

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