Rare Newborn Owls Visit WITN News At Sunrise

Most people think about baby chicks right before Easter. WITN News At Sunrise, however, had a different idea Thursday.

Brent Lubbock from Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck visited the studio in Greenville with three newborn Eurasian Eagle Owls.

Lubbock said the owls are six weeks old now and will grow dramatically in the next month. The females will grow bigger than their male counterparts.

The owls were too young to fly now but were quite playful with each other.

Two of the four Eurasian Eagle Owls will go to a facility in Florida. People in Eastern Carolina will be able to visit the other babies and full grown eagles at Sylvan Heights.

Sylvan Heights staff members are hand-rearing three of the chicks. The owl chicks eat six to seven times a day! The parent owls are rearing the fourth chick in their nest on park grounds.

To learn more about the unique facility, visit their website.


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