Exotic birds stolen from Ca zoo in over night caper

Two senior unique wild birds needing unique attention had been taken from a Ca zoo during a striking overnight heist, officials said.

The look is on for a suspect who slashed a lock at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Australian Asian Aviary exhibit at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday and stuffed the 2 threatened species — an inferior sulphur-crested cockatoo and a Nicobar pigeon — into a duffel bag before fleeing.

“Our bird zookeepers and whole staff are profoundly worried the protection of these two animals,” basic curator Lyn Meyers stated in a declaration. “Due with their age, both require special treatment and therapy.”

Both birds tend to be legal to own, but Nicobar pigeons are detailed as near-threatened because of the Global Union for Conservation of Nature Red listing of Threatened Species, while lesser-sulplur crested cockatoos are critically endangered, zoo officials said.

The zoo has already reached off to local veterinarians and pet stores so they’re aware that the birds are missing, official stated.

Charlie the sulphur-crested cockatoo
Charlie the lesser-sulphur crested cockatooFresno Chaffee Zoo

“We tend to be appealing to any person locally to give any information that could lead to the return of those two beloved pets,” the zoo’s CEO, Scott Barton, stated in a declaration.

Zoo officials reported the theft to Fresno police, that will be handling the continuous research. A message pursuing additional opinion had not been straight away came back early Monday.

A person with information regarding the bird thefts is expected to phone zoo officials at (559) 470-6872.

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