Blathers (フータ, Fūta) is an owl scholar, who first appeared in Animal Forest + and has appeared in every Animal Crossing series game since. He is the curator for the Museum, who accepts donations such as fish, insects, fossils and paintings. His name comes from the word blather, which means to babble or speak rapidly without making much sense. He is very knowledgeable and informative, usually giving information on any object donated to the museum, and he will often apologize for his lengthy explanation. As an owl, he sleeps during the daylight hours, but can still accept donations by talking to him. He has a distinct dislike for bugs, and won't hesitate to mention this when one is donated to him. In Wild World, if the player donates a bug that has been donated previously, he will reject it, and beg the player to keep the cage closed until the player has left the building. In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, he has a sister named Celeste who manages the observatory. He will give the player information on the museum, such as exhibitions, what has been donated and by who. Blathers was seen on the cover of Animal Crossing, standing on the roof.