This is the story of four rescued baby crows that were raised by a loving family. They learned to say “hello” and how to become independent. Eventually they were accepted by a family of wild crows.
Even though they fly south each winter, they always return each spring to literally say hello to the family that saved them.
When a nest of baby crows fell through a tree in a family’s backyard, they did everything they could to put them back safely, but it just wasn’t possible. They could have left the crows to die … but instead, they saved their lives.
The family quickly brought the orphaned baby crows to a veterinarian named Kristy, who decided that she and her family would raise them until they were ready and strong enough to be released back into the wild.
The babies needed to be fed every 2 to 3 hours, but Kristy’s family was up for the challenge. “It was like trying to feed quadruplets,” they wrote in a video about the birds. The crows were eventually named Baby Fred, Russell Crow, Adventure Fred and Crow Magnon. The family knew that the crows would need survival skills to make it in the wild, and so they taught them how to hunt for worms and berries.
Every year, at least two of the birds return to see Kristy and her family, and they still know how to say hello.