Meet the latest member of the Tiger family as of tonight.
From Alessondra's video announcement, ran just before revealing the nest with the new baby owl on Friday night:
"I hope you're enjoying Season 5, and all of its crazy twists and surprises. Tonight, I come to you with perhaps what will be the biggest surprise yet.
As you know, we added to the Click Family last May with the adoption of my baby brother, Xavier. The experience was beautiful for all of us. So much so, we've decided to adopt again, and we wanted you to be the first to know!
My Mom just brought the new addition home tonight, and the baby is just a few weeks old. We aren't sure yet of the gender...and perhaps we never will be. That's because the new addition isn't to OUR family, it's to the Tiger family!
That's right, Mr. Tiger and Altera are adopting!
One of our go-to resources is WildCareOklahoma. They recently rescued a baby owl that was discovered among some trees that were being cleared in a suburb of OKC. This owl is right behind Primo & Secundo in age, so they have asked us to consider transplanting it into our nest given that Mr. Tiger is a great hunter and is experienced in providing for more than two kids.
This is its best chance to remain in the wild.
As we always do when faced with an important decision behind the scenes here at the OKC Owl Cam, we've consulted with our other trusted Owl advisors. Because we all agree that the conditions are right to help restore this baby to its rightful place in the wild, and because my family are strong believers in adoption, we believe this is the right thing to do.
We think you'll agree that this is yet another huge, but truly poetic twist to Season 5!
I know you'll likely have a ton of questions and concerns for what this means both for the Tiger Family and baby owl. Know that we are working with experienced professionals behind the scenes who are monitoring and advising every step of this process.
On Monday night at 8:30 nest time, I invite you to join my parents and me for our next episode of "Who & A", where we will be fielding your questions. Our trusted and knowledgeable chat moderators are available to provide more information in chat in the meantime.
This new little owl has been through a lot in the past two weeks, having lost its original family and home. I hope you will join me in giving it the warmest of welcomes, the sincerest of prayers, and your most genuine regard as an equal and deserving member of the distinguished Tiger family.