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The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Surprise: A Little Owl

New York / The famous Rockefeller Christmas tree attracted attention in New York this week not only because of its appearance, more washed out than in previous years, but because of the surprise it brought hidden among its branches: a small owl that is now recovered in a bird center in the area after having spent two days traveling in a truck.

“Rockefeller”, as the tiny 12-centimeter bird has been baptized, traveled more than 270 kilometers (170 miles) hidden in an imposing Norwegian fir tree that was felled in the town of Oneonta and transported by road to the Big Apple, where it was discovered by one of the professionals in charge of the tree, according to the NBC channel.

When he arrived at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, “Rockefeller” was in good condition “despite everything that had happened” but had not eaten or drunk for about three days, so he was treated to fluids and “all the mice he could eat” before to rest to pass an evaluation of the veterinarian, according to the center reported on its website.

Ravensbeard founder and director Ellen Kalish posted photos of the owl on Facebook upon arrival at the center, in a cardboard box and then comfortably bundled up with a blanket, shared by 10,500 people and raised nearly 7,000 Dollars.

According to the expert, “Rockefeller” is an adult owl of the Saw-whet species, which “looks for a new mate every year and is resilient looking for new safe places”, so it is most likely that it will be released near the center. , where there are “acres of trees to choose from,” rather than going through another “traumatic” journey back to Oneonta.

Kalish posted a new photo on Thursday to update the animal’s status: “Little Rockefeller is doing great! His X-rays have shown no problems. You will stay with us for a few more days while we monitor your health and bring you back to a proper weight. Then it only remains to wait for the weather to be good for the day of her release.

According to the New York Post newspaper, Rockefeller Center representatives noted that each year they inspect each branch of the large tree individually before wrapping and moving it, but many times there are birds that “end up making the trip” to New York.

At the moment, “Rockefeller” is causing more sensation than the 22-meter tree itself, which has garnered dozens of mocking comments on social media for its ragged foliage, with jokes in the style of “cutting his own hair” and that perfectly represents an abrupt 2020 marked by the pandemic and the elections.

“Wow, everyone must look great after a two-day trip, right? Wait until they put the lights on me. See you on December 2! ”, Rockefeller Center representatives answered on Instagram on behalf of the tree. (November 21, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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cuándo el árbol de Navidad del Rockefeller Center será encendido.
lo que mide el árbol de Navidad que se colocará este año en el Rockefeller Center.
de un búho que fue hallado en el árbol de Navidad del Rockefeller Center.
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no se sorprendió nadie que hubiera un búho entre las ramas de ese abeto.
ese búho no es de gran tamaño.
el búho fue hallado por el propitario del Rockefeller Center.
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se desconoce si el animal se encontraba en buen o en mal estado cuando fue descubierto en ese árbol.
el animal se encontraba en mal estado ya que estuvo sin comer durante unos días.
el animal no se encontraba en mal estado de salud a pesar de haber estado sin comer unos días.
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se descarta que ese búho vaya a ser liberado en una zona próxima a ese centro.
el búho será devuelto a los bosques de la localidad de Oneonta.
ese búho pasará unos días en ese centro de animales.
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la gente apenas compartió la foto del búho Rockefeller por las redes sociales.
la gente solo está hablando por las redes de cuándo se encenderán las luces del árbol de Navidad del Rockfeller Center.
el descubrimiento de este búho en el árbol Rockefeller está siendo muy comentado por las redes.
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el primer árbol de Navidad fue colocado en el año 1931.
el árbol del Rockefeller Center se encuentra en la capital de EE.UU.
ese árbol de Navidad tiene más de 500.000 luces de colores.
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