Three young owls have been released back into the wild after being rehabilitated at Werribee Zoo in Australia. The owls were discovered in the hollow of a tree that had been cut down on the Bellarine Peninsula. They were taken to the zoo, where they underwent a thorough health check, including blood tests and X-rays. Over the course of nine weeks, the owls were cared for in an enclosure that mimicked a natural tree hollow, and they were fed a wild diet to regain strength. They were then transferred to an aviary near Torquay to help them readjust to life in the wild. The successful rehabilitation highlights the importance of protecting habitats and seeking professional help for distressed wildlife.
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