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Famous Rockefellar Christmas tree owl released on ridge overlooking catskills in viral video

December 9th, 2020

Last November, you probably heard about the famous owl Rockefeller, or Rocky for short.

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Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Source: Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

If you haven’t yet, don’t worry because we will talk about her story in a bit.

Yup, her name sounds familiar because it’s inspired by the name of the place where she was found – the Rockefeller Center.

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Flickr/Mike Steele Source: Flickr/Mike Steele

It’s like this adorable owl was meant to make our holidays better through its photos that have gone viral on social media.

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Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Source: Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

She was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The person who saw her just did the right thing by calling a wildlife center for help.

It was Ravensbeard Wildlife Center who came to her rescue, and they wholeheartedly took over. They even shared the whole journey of Rocky at their center. It started when they received a call from the wife of Rocky’s rescuer.

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Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Source: Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

“Yesterday morning, I received a phone call from someone who asked if we take in owls for rehabilitation. 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’,” they wrote.

When Rocky was brought to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, she immediately received proper care and attention from the staff of the center. If you’ll visit their Facebook account, you’ll see all the updates that they have posted about her.

They even confirmed that this tiny owl is a girl.

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Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Source: Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

Last November 25, they also announced that she was successfully released so she would be back to her natural habitat.

It’s a quiet yet heartfelt moment for everyone who has seen the video.

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YouTube/Daily Freeman Source: YouTube/Daily Freeman

It’s a relief that she could spread her wings and enjoy flying around again. The video of this moment has been circulating online and has even gained various comments from many people.

“Goodbye our tiny friend, take great care of yourself. I wish I could keep you, my friend, because you are gorgeous. Thank you to everybody who took care of her,” one commenter wrote.

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YouTube/Daily Freeman Source: YouTube/Daily Freeman

Another one mentioned how beautiful the video is.

“So beautiful. This is what the world needs to see. Fly safe and high little one.”

Fly high, Rocky!

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YouTube/Daily Freeman Source: YouTube/Daily Freeman

According to the wildlife center, they chose to let go of Rocky at sunset – which is just a perfect time.

“The release will happen at sunset so that she can find safe cover by nightfall. We have found just the right quiet cluster of conifers to give her the safety she needs.”

Moreover, the wildlife center deserves praise too.

Before they released her, they made sure that everything about her was properly checked- especially her health.

“We’ve been working hard to ensure that Rockefeller is well taken care of. We always consult with experts & avian veterinarians before the release of a bird, to ensure they have the best chance of reentering the wild.”

It’s true that Rocky has become popular ever since she was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in Manhattan. Though she is now back in the wild, lots of people are still loving her, and her popularity still continues.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree sure looked stunning last night. We’re sure if Rocky was flying above she would…

Posted by Ravensbeard Wildlife Center onThursday, December 3, 2020

We can’t deny that she made our holidays a lot better.

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YouTube/Daily Freeman Source: YouTube/Daily Freeman

If you’re interested to witness this divine moment, watch the video down below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Source: Daily Freeman, YouTube/Daily Freeman, Facebook/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

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