A snowy owl was spotted for the first time in New York City’s Central Park in the last 130 years!
The owl was recently spotted strolling around New York City’s Central Park on Wednesday of this week.
This is the first time this has happened in the last 130 years, said a number of reports.
Several witnesses said that the white owl was seen on the North Meadow Ballfield.
Wildlife experts said that it is very uncommon for the creature to appear in the city, considering they are more likely to be seen at the beach on Long Island and other habitats that are similar to tundra and areas where they breed.
Kellye Rosenheim, the director of development at the NYC Audubon Society, said that the most important thing to do after seeing the bird is to avoid it and let it do whatever it is doing.
You’ve got to keep a respectful distance. They’re easily spooked and it is absolutely essential to their survival that they’re able to rest during the day.
If you are in the area, make sure to bring your binoculars, said authorities.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation said that snowy owls prefer to keep space, so no one will be getting to see it up-close.
They said in a tweet:
Snowy owls prefer a lot of personal space and are best viewed through scopes or binoculars. Please keep your distance so everyone can enjoy and share this magic moment.
Such a rare sighting, right?
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