May 19, 2022

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Bird of prey Jester that escaped from London Zoo ‘not a threat to dogs’

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A Crested Caracara, similar to Jester  (Alamy Stock Photo)

A Crested Caracara, comparable to Jester (Alamy Stock Photograph)

A bird of prey is even now on the unfastened immediately after flying off from London Zoo nine times ago as keepers do the job spherical the clock to coax her house.

The Crested Caracara called Jester has a 4ft wing span and is a range of US falcon.

Jester experienced been sighted in South Ealing and Richmond soon after winging it away from the zoo in Regent’s Park.

Zoo keepers have now traced the hen to Barnes Common in which they are on a stake out in the hope of cornering her.

A dog walker who spotted Jester 11 miles from the zoo on the common on Wednesday reported: “I could not believe that it when I observed it seeking down from the trees.”

Zookeepers want to coax Jester into a journey crate utilizing her favorite food items quail and crickets.

She escaped by flying off in excess of Regent’s Park all through instruction very last Tuesday right after and is getting missed by her brother Joker, zookeepers claimed.

The Caracaras wander on the floor browsing for prey but pose no menace to individuals or pet dogs, in accordance to gurus.

ZSL London Zoo reported: “On Tuesday 15 March, a crested caracara named Jester flew absent from London ZSL throughout regimen flight coaching and is at the moment enjoying the scenic environment of Barnes Typical. Zookeepers are hoping to coax her dwelling employing meals benefits and educated behviours.

“We are not involved about Jester’s welfare, as Caracaras are properly geared up for surviving in an urban surroundings. Caracaras are smaller birds of prey and pose no danger to persons or canine. Fairly like a crow or magpie, they are mostly scavengers, ingesting carrion, bugs or and grubs or food items in bins.”

The zoo warned persons not to feed Jester as she wants a nutritional diet regime.

It extra: “The staff will proceed to test to motivate Jester into her vacation crate so they can carry her back household in which her brother, Joker, is waitng for her – alongside a celebratory homecoming food of her favourite quail and crickets.”

In 1965, a male golden eagle named Goldie fled the zoo for 12 times before currently being caught.

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