Furby makes a fine new addition to reptile park

The Australian Reptile Park has debuted its newest arrival, a tawny frogmouth chick called Furby.

Named due to similarities to the popular children's toy, Furby is just five weeks old and was born at the park by resident parents Oompa and Loompa.

ADORABLE: Named due to similarities to the popular children's toy, Furby, the tawny frogmouth, is just five weeks old and was born at the park by resident parents Oompa and Loompa.

ADORABLE: Named due to similarities to the popular children's toy, Furby, the tawny frogmouth, is just five weeks old and was born at the park by resident parents Oompa and Loompa.

Keepers are apparently comparing him to the internet sensation, "Angry Cat" as he is well natured and adorable, but 'constantly looks unimpressed'.

Spokesperson for the wildlife sanctuary, Daniel Rumsey said the latest addition had kept keepers busy.

"It feels like we're never slowing down with babies, there's something being born every minute," Mr Rumsey said.

"In saying that, we're so excited to introduce Furby the little fluff ball to the public. He loves to watch keepers at work and sits happily on everyone's shoulders."

"We knew the minute we laid eyes on him that visitors would love him just as much as we do, and we can't wait to watch him grow up and live a long life here at the Australian Reptile Park."

Frogmouths as a species are found over the entire continent of Australia including Tasmania.

The species prefer open woodland and savannah but will also inhabit scrub and heathland vegetation, according to the reptile park.

Despite popular belief, frogmouths are not owls. Their night-time activities and diet are about the only thing they have in common with owls as they are actually more closely related to the nightjar family, a group of small, secretive nocturnal birds that catch flying insects on the wing.

For more information on how to see Furby visit www.reptilepark.com.au