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A Falklands' Caracara escapes from London Zoo and spends ten days on the loose

Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:18 UTC
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A powerful bird of prey native to the Falkland Islands was captured on Wednesday after escaping from London Zoo and spending 10 days on the loose. There were repeated sightings of the two-foot tall raptor, called a Striated Caracara, in Camden this week, with one report that it was seen “ripping into a whole cooked chicken”. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    one report that it was seen “ripping into a whole cooked chicken”.

    I knew they were intelligent birds but being able to cook a chicken....that's something else !

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Very intelligent characterful birds

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Yes Clyde, highly intelligent birds, it is said he left the jibblets aside before cooking, but then he does come from an area of intelligence namely the FALKLANDS.

    Jan 21st, 2018 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Once tied a piece of string with a pound coin dispenser attached and tied to small (25l)rucksack. Johhny Rook tried its best to lift the whole rucksack off the ground. Fantastic birds.

    Jan 21st, 2018 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JanH

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jan 25th, 2018 - 05:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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