COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– Two Great Horned Owl parents and their babies have been moved from their nest because of all the attention the family had been getting.
The family set up their nest in a tree in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs. That neighborhood was where the Waldo Canyon Fire burned last summer.
Wildlife officers decided to relocate the birds to a local wildlife rehab, the Elliott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, for safety reasons.
The baby owls had been getting so much attention that wildlife officers were concerned for their safety. They were worried something might happen to them when they jump out of their nest to learn to fly.
There was also concern about the owl parents becoming over protective and dive bombing crowds that had gathered to watch the owls.
Great Horned Owls are not endangered but wildlife officials wanted to protect the bird family.