When a baby owl’s nest was destroyed by a fallen tree in India, animal welfare organization Animal Rahat provided her with a new house. The owlet’s parents never returned to the nest, however, leaving the growing chick in need of a caretaker.

Due to the superstition that owls are bad luck, local volunteers refused to foster the orphaned owlet. Animal Rahat placed her into the nest of a nearby owl family that had lost a chick, hoping she would be accepted.

To the rescue workers’ relief, the owlet was a welcomed addition the family. She was greeted with snuggles from her new siblings and cared for by her new parents like one of their own.

This heartwarming story reminds us that not all animal adoptions are by humans. Sometimes, other animals provide the most ideal forever homes. Thank you to the rescuers, and to the owlet’s new family!