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Phil & Mel In The Morning

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Did you know that baby owls sleep face down? I’m sure the people who work at the Carolina Raptor Center knew that, but how are the rest of just learning about this now?
Welsh journalist Mark Rees was also new to this information when he tweeted a photo of a young owl snoozing face down. Do I even need to mention that it went viral? Also, who knew that owls had such long feather-covered legs. It looks like they’re wearing tiny sweat pants or they’re part cat!

While it might look like the owls are passed out after a night of heavy drinking, the reason they sleep on their faces is that their heads are too heavy for them to hold up. In that sense, they’re sort of like human babies. You can see more cute baby owls in repose here.