A young owl was brought to the Wildlife Conservation Centre in New Zealand. Her name is Ruru.
The needle-legged New Zealand owl, Ruru, had to take a bath with an antibacterial shampoo. However, it is completely safe for her, because owls do not have a special protective layer on their wings.
After Natalie Anderson, an employee washed the bird, she could not resist publishing the shot on social networks. The woman captioned the shot of her ward: “That’s why owls don’t fly in the rain!
It turned out that owls really do not have a fat layer on their feathers, which usually protects birds from moisture. It is the absence of this layer that allows owls to fly and hunt silently, getting as close to their prey as possible. But they cannot fly in the rain!
A wet Ruru has even become the heroine of memes!