Nine bald ibis escapees from Prague Zoo recaptured

Nine of the 18 Northern bald ibises which escaped from Prague Zoo on Tuesday when their aviary was damaged by heavy snow have been re-captured, the head of the zoo Miroslav Bobek wrote on his Twitter account on Friday. The birds have been captured in different parts of Prague, as well as further afield, in Kralupy nad Vltavou and Brandýs nad Labem. The Northern bald ibis is an endangered breed but experts say that the birds are not in imminent danger since they are hardy and capable of finding food under the present climatic conditions. Prague zoo asked the public for assistance in retrieving the bald birds.

Author: Ruth Fraňková