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'Male' Owl Shocks Staff At Owl Santuarcy By Laying An Egg

'Hoo' knew?! The owl known as Kaln, is actually a female! Kaln first arrived at Gloucester's Barn Owl Centre as a chick in 1996, and the bird's gender had never actually been checked because the bird was so healthy, according to Vincent Jones, who set up the centre. 

"You should have seen his face after he laid it. You should have seen our faces," Mr Jones said.

The staff plans to change Kaln's name to Kalnee in recognition of his newly discovered gender.

Read more at BBC


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    The face of shock! Kaln had just laid an egg

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    The announcement:

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    The reaction:


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    On the news!

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    Via @BBCNews

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    According to Mr Jones, Kaln has been recently suffering health problems

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    Health problems such as; including an inflamed heart, and the centre has launched an appeal to help pay for treatment.

    "Hopefully it's a good indication if he's laid an egg that he's going to be OK," Mr Jones said.

    We hope so, too! 

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