A five-week-old spectacled owl has captured the hearts of zookeepers.
The dainty creature was bred at the Scottish Owl Centre in West Lothian.
The species is the only kind of owl to live permanently in the Amazon rainforest. This owl’s parents and brother also live at the centre.
Trystan Williams, 50, head keeper at the Scottish Owl Centre, said the newcomer was sweet-natured and curious about the world.
“We wouldn’t know the sex until it’s fully grown at 12 weeks,” he said. “Letting people see it will help it stay chilled out and make it the perfect owl ambassador.”
When positioned among a collection of fluffy toys, it is easy to mistake the real owl for a fake one – can you spot it?