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Escaped Oakland Zoo bird appears on homeowner’s front patio


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File: Gondolas Are Seen At The Oakland Zoo On July 1, 2020.

FILE: Gondolas are seen at the Oakland Zoo on July 1, 2020.

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On Saturday early morning, an Oakland resident looked outside to see an uncommon visitor at their front door: a left bird from the Oakland Zoo.

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It’s been a demanding week for the Oakland Zoo employees who take care of its bird collection. During Tuesday’s severe winds, a tree fell onto a brand-new Savanna aviary and 6 birds left into the storm. Luckily, the 3 missing out on superb starlings, quite little rainbowlike blue-green and orange birds, flew back into their environment by themselves Thursday. On Friday, a hooded vulture called Oliver, who had actually been spending time the zoo premises, was drawn into a flamingo environment with some “delicious treats,” the zoo said on Twitter. The bribery worked, and Oliver was recorded and gone back to his home.

But still missing out on were 2 pied crows, black-and-white birds belonging to Africa. On Saturday, an Oakland homeowner who lives a couple of miles from the zoo saw Deauville the crow puttering around their front patio. A video taken of Deauville recorded an extremely anthropomorphic sight as the bird strutted around and appeared to consider how to request for help. Zookeepers who hurried to the residence had the ability to attract Deauville inside your house, knock the front door and trap him.

As of Sunday early morning, the last missing bird is another pied crow called Diego. Zoo authorities state he “shocks quickly” so anybody who finds him needs to not try to approach the bird. The zoo said pied crows are not a danger to individuals or other animals. They do not appear like regular Bay Area crows. They’ve got an intense white “vest” and collar around their necks. They ask anybody who sees Diego to call their rescue hotline at 510-703-8986.

“In the meantime, while we fix the damage to the aviary, parts of the African Savanna might be closed to the general public,” the zoo composed on Twitter. “We take pride in our animal care group for their determined devotion to the safety and care of these birds.”

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