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      Lovely Owls!

      May 2, 2012

      By VICE Staff

      The Falconieri delle Orobie are a family from the town of Villa d'Adda, Italy, who became so enamoured with the barn owl a family friend gave their daughter, Martina, they decided to make the adoption of nocturnal and diurnal raptors their full-time hobby. Their sanctuary currently hosts 22 barn owls and became famous after a YouTube video of Martina petting an owl went viral. 11 million people watched it, including us. Consequently, we couldn't fight the urge to go and see the lovely owls ourselves.