The Story Of The Tiny Rescued Owl Who Was Discovered Stowed Away Inside Last Year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After It Arrived In NYC

A man who is employed by the company in charge of transporting the Christmas tree to Rockefeller Center noticed that there was a tiny little owl sitting in the tree.

He couldn’t just leave the small creature alone in there right in the middle of Manhattan, so he knew he had to take the owl home.

He called his wife before he did, and she ended up reaching out to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York.

She asked if they could rehab the owl, and they shared the incredible story on their Facebook page.

“Yesterday morning, I received a phone call from someone who asked if we take in owls for rehabilitation,” the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center wrote on Facebook.

“I replied, “yes we do,” there was silence for a moment and she said, “OK, I’ll call back when my husband comes home, he’s got the baby owl in a box tucked in for the long ride.” I asked where her husband was when he found the owl.”

Facebook; pictured above is a close-up of the owl

“She said he works for the company that transports and secures the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.”

Ravensbeard Wildlife Center agreed to help the owl, and they drove to meet the man and his wife. Once the owl was in their hands, they realized it was a Saw-whet owl, which is the tiniest of all the owls seen in the Northeast.

“Back at Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, we’ve given him fluids and are feeding him all the mice he will eat,” Ravensbeard continued.

2 of 3