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Snowy Owl spotted in Central Park, New York

An immature female Snowy Owl is pictured on November 17, 2008 on Texel, an island in northern Netherlands. (Photo: Rene Pop/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:30 PM PT – Friday, January 29, 2021

For the first time in 130 years, a Snowy Owl was spotted in New York City’s Central Park.

The owl was spotted on Wednesday in the park’s North Meadow field. A Twitter account dubbed Manhattan Bird Alert tweeted about the rare sighting.

The tweet prompted a rush of onlookers, reportedly drawing criticism for attracting unwanted attention to the owl.

Snowy Owls are found in the high Arctic tundra and are known to venture south to North America.

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