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

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

A Crested Caracara, very similar to Jester (Alamy Inventory Image)

A chook of prey is still on the free following flying off from London Zoo 9 days in the past as keepers operate spherical the clock to coax her property.

The Crested Caracara referred to as Jester has a 4ft wing span and is a selection of US falcon.

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

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

A pet dog walker who noticed Jester 11 miles from the zoo on the popular on Wednesday mentioned: “I couldn’t think it when I saw it on the lookout down from the trees.”

Zookeepers want to coax Jester into a journey crate using her favourite food stuff quail and crickets.

She escaped by flying off in excess of Regent’s Park throughout teaching previous Tuesday immediately after and is getting missed by her brother Joker, zookeepers stated.

The Caracaras stroll on the floor browsing for prey but pose no risk to men and women or canines, according to authorities.

ZSL London Zoo reported: “On Tuesday 15 March, a crested caracara named Jester flew away from London ZSL throughout plan flight education and is at the moment savoring the scenic surroundings of Barnes Typical. Zookeepers are seeking to coax her household utilizing foods benefits and properly trained behviours.

“We are not involved about Jester’s welfare, as Caracaras are effectively equipped for surviving in an urban ecosystem. Caracaras are small birds of prey and pose no danger to individuals or pet dogs. Somewhat like a crow or magpie, they are generally scavengers, taking in carrion, insects or and grubs or food in bins.”

The zoo warned people not to feed Jester as she needs a nutritional diet.

It included: “The group will continue on to test to motivate Jester into her journey crate so they can carry her back home in which her brother, Joker, is waitng for her – together with a celebratory homecoming food of her favorite quail and crickets.”

In 1965, a male golden eagle termed Goldie fled the zoo for 12 days prior to becoming caught.