”Chop-suey” the baby white-crested runner duck and ”Larch” a tiny baby long-eared owl take a nap at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre in Redcar, North East England.
Photo credit: Kirkleatham Owl Centre
The two three-week-old babies met at the centre, and are now inseparable. There were a dozen duck eggs in the centre’s incubator, but sadly only Chop-suey’s hatched. Althoug the chick was happy with human company, he was never happy being left alone so staff put the two together and they instantly snuggled up and fell asleep!
They won’t be able stay together for much longer due to their differing needs as they develop,” said a spokesperson at the centre, “but while they are still very small we are more than happy for them to enjoy their time together.”
According to the YouTube uploader: “In front of the library at University of Maryland Baltmore County, the mother forced those little guys to jump down 3 giant steps, it took like 5 minutes to go down each one.”