When a group (wisdom? parliament? stare? study? Take a pick of your favorite animal collectives) of baby owls became orphaned, they found a new surrogate mom: a stuffed toy!
A group of orphaned baby owls snuggle up to a cuddly toy which has become their surrogate mum after they were found on the brink of death in the wild.
The tiny tawny owl chicks burrow in under the fluffy toy's wings to keep warm after they were separated from their own mothers. [...]
The group have all bonded and snuggle up close to each other and to the cuddly toy owl dubbed 'mummy owl', which has to be washed regularly because she gets so much love.