Images of young owls sleeping upside down have been widely circulated on social media in recent days, and they have undoubtedly startled thousands of people all around the world.
At first, one of the photos appeared to be a simple meme depicting someone sleeping after a night of heavy alcohol consumption, but it was gradually recognized as a more severe issue that was a complete surprise to many.
Several individuals have submitted similar images, and it has been claimed that owls’ heads are excessively heavy when they are infants, causing this unusual resting pattern.
Because adult owls are fully developed, they sleep upright, but baby owls are unable to hold the weight of their heads and must lie face down to rest.
Regarding one of the posted images, one of the Twitter users commented the following:
‘I’ve been looking for the original photographer for this shot but haven’t been successful. It’s clear that this is a caged bird. In any case, baby owls do really sleep or relax when lying down. Their heads are disproportionately large in comparison to their bodies.
Teenage owl sleep habits are way outside my lane, but I found (less hilarious) confirming accounts.
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) June 3, 2019
Joseph Clark, a listener to the National Audubon Society’s BirdNote Podcast, claimed he once rescued juvenile owls that had fallen from the tree and received guidance from Kasha Breau on how to monitor them. take a nap, shocked by what he had seen. They clung to a limb and slept on their stomachs till they passed out.
An report released by the non-profit organization National Audubon Society, which is committed to fighting for the conservation of wildlife, validated the specific sleeping style.
In addition, the guy stated:
“Their naps are brief, and they don’t want to be woken up or even fed when they’re sleeping.”