Flitwick, the oldest Little Owl in the world, has died

Flitwick, the oldest Little Owl in the world, has died at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

Flitwick the Little Owl - credit Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

The farm broke the news of Flitwick’s passing at the grand age of 15 years and 2 months. 
A statement put out by the farm said: "It is with the deepest sadness that we must let you all know that Flitwick the Little Owl passed away this morning.
She was the most incredible little bird that brought so much happiness to so many
"She was the most incredible little bird that brought so much happiness to so many. From an adorable chick, to a patient and calm adult. She will always be remembered for sitting not on her post, but on the railing where she would allow both children and adults to touch her. Flitwick brought so much joy to everyone who met her.
"She was retired last season for a well earned rest, living out her days quite content in her aviary. "Flitwick celebrated her 15th Hatchday in May, an incredible age as the oldest ever recorded Little Owl was 15 years and 7 months. But she continued to surprise us all...even laying a few eggs earlier this year!!
Flitwick celebrated her 15th Hatchday in May, an incredible age as the oldest ever recorded Little Owl was 15 years and 7 months
"But in recent weeks we began to notice her suddenly grow old. Flitwick’s health deteriorated over the weekend and she was taken to the vets and put on antibiotics. She looked to be improving again, but it was not to be.
"Fly high, sweet Flitwick; you shall never be forgotten. 06/05/2005-29/07/2020" 
Fly high, sweet Flitwick; you shall never be forgotten

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