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.
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.