Owl found in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be released, as well as bobblehead

Updated: November 20, 2020 07:38 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 07:10 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The tiny owl found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is set to be released Saturday.

The adult male Saw-whet owl was dubbed Rockefeller after it was discovered Monday by a worker setting up the tree.

The Norway Spruce was cut down in Oneonta and brought to Manhattan on Saturday.

The bird was taken to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in the Hudson Valley, where he is eating up to prepare for a return to the wild.

He may be getting released, but his likeness is being made into a bobblehead.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled it Friday. 

It's going to donate $5 from each sale to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center. 

The bobbleheads are $25 each.

If you want one, you have to pre-order online.

The bobbleheads are going into production now and are expected to be delivered in February.

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