Owls are good parents

A mother owl sits on her next for nearly 24 hours a day, with her head low and stomach down. She keeps her eggs at the right temperature, cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold.

A breeding Snowy Owl will keep her eggs close to 98 degrees, even when the temperature plummets to minus 30 or 40 degrees, says Jennifer Ackerman in her book What an Owl Knows—The New Science of the World’s Most Enigmatic Birds.

Amazing! We need to remember that owls are amazing–and more than just a Halloween prop.

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