The Jordan family of Australia is hand-raising a six-week-old barn owl who’s adopted their ten-month-old daughter Charlotte as ‘mom’.
Raised from a chick, the yet-to-be-named owlet hangs out in the Jordan family’s Sunshine Coast home, doing everyday human things.
“He loves watching TV and he watches us eating our dinner,” said Raptor Vision wildlife carer Crystal Jordan.
Owlet spends most of his time in his special brooder but emerges during the day to spend human time with Charlotte.
“Once a day we’ll put him on the ground beside Charlotte so he can get used to smaller kids,” said Mrs Jordan.
There’s more at the link, including more photographs.
Isn’t that picture just too saccharine-sweet cute for words?